Original Posting At http://soundbitesministry.blogspot.com/2020/03/discovering-grace.html
You have been given a perfect personal gift. One just for you. “There has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11 NASB)… Jesus is the gift.
He Himself is the treasure. Grace is precious because He is. Grace changes lives because He does. Grace secures us because He will. The gift is the Giver. To discover grace is to discover God’s utter devotion to you, His stubborn resolve to give you a cleansing, healing, purging love that lifts the wounded back to their feet. Does He stand on a hill and bid you climb out of the valley? No. He bungees down and carries you out. Does He build a bridge and demand you to cross it? No. He crosses the bridge and shoulders you over. “You did not save yourselves; it was a gift from God.” (Ephesians 2:8 NCV)
This is the gift that God gives. A grace that grants us first the power to receive love and then the power to give it. A grace that changes us, shapes us, and leads us to a life that is eternally altered. Do you know this grace? Do you trust this grace? If not, you can. All God wants from us is faith. Put your faith in God.
— Max Lucado in “Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine”