Grace of God

This month our ladies’ book discussion group is reading and discussing “What’s So Amazing About Grace?” written by Philip Yancey.

The last paragraph of Chapter 3 speaks to me.  “Grace comes free of charge to people who do not deserve it and I am one of those people.  I think back to who I was —resentful, wound tight with anger, a single hardened link in a long chain of ungrace learned from family and church.  Now I am trying in my own way to pipe the tune of grace.  I do so because I know, more surely than I know anything, that any pang of healing or forgiveness or goodness I have ever felt comes solely from the grace of God.  I yearn for the church to become a nourishing culture of that grace.”

That certainly does not say anything about earning or deserving grace or saying the right prayer or even doing anything to lose that Grace.  2 Corinthians 4:15 reads “For all things are for your sakes, so that the grace that is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God.”  Today I will make the effort to see and feel that grace.

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