Grace is getting what you don’t deserve.
A humble, Christ-centered spouse. Healthy children. Supportive family and friends. A home in a safe neighborhood and nation. A car. A book. Eyes. Legs. Chances to run the ridge of a mountain, swim in the ocean or write for a living.
Most All of life is a gift from God that I don’t deserve.
Then there is salvation. The desire of God to be kind to his rebellious child:
Mercy over misery. Favor over futility. Access over alienation. Reconciliation over rejection.
In the end, the criminal becomes a child. But that’s not all: the rebel becomes an ambassador.
This broken being is given the wonderful privilege of participating in God’s redemptive plan. I am entrusted with the gospel–the very power of God to reconcile sinners with their Creator.
I cannot think of a better example of grace in my life. How about you?
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