Tuesday, December 24, 2013

THE GIFT OF GOD’S GRACE

“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all.” (Titus 2:11)

Theologically speaking, grace is a shorthand way of talking about God’s unmerited favor, God’s love, patience, forgiveness, and peace offered to us as gift that appeared in a manger in Bethlehem. That gift was a voluntary offering of God who, in Christ, “gave Himself for us” (Titus 2:14). Grace is not only a theological concept but a God-embodied example that enables us to be redeemed from the guilt of our sin and embrace the hope of salvation that God has promised us…

God’s grace is not just a nice gift to be opened and then shelved until we need it; instead it is designed to be used, to transform us so we can in turn transform the world. God’s grace comes to us as a gift, but it is a gift we also pass on to someone else.

-- Robert Kaylor in Come to the Manger


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