Monday, December 9th. The Second Week of Advent where we are celebrating PEACE.
"Grace and truth came through Jesus Christ." JOHN 1:17
The word grace means more than just God’s kindness or gentleness toward us, or even His mercy. It means His undeserved favor. It means God owes nothing to us, and we deserve nothing from Him. When the Bible says, “by grace you have been saved” (Eph. 2:5), it means our salvation was totally unmerited. It came solely because of God’s grace. The motive of grace is the infinite, compassionate love of a merciful God, but the work of grace was Christ’s death on the Cross. When I imagine Christ hanging from the Cross, the spikes in His hands, the crown of thorns on His brow, His blood draining from His body, the soldiers mocking Him—then I begin to see the depth of God’s grace. Then I know that nothing can equal the infinite love of God for a sinful world.
But God’s grace is also exhibited when we humbly bow before Christ in repentance and faith, for then we find forgiveness. Thank God for His grace, for without it we would have no hope!
(Billy Graham, Hope for Each Day)
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