Grace! Oh Grace!

English: Fast flowing water near Tarr Steps




There is a quote by Anne Lamott that I really appreciate and has adopted as a tagline for my emails. It reads, “I do not understand the mystery of grace — only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us.” This speaks of the Creator’s love, sovereignty and generosity, and also God’s desire for man to have a relationship with Him.


Wikipedia has this to say about grace: “In Christian theology, grace has been defined as ‘the love and mercy given to us by God because God desires us to have it, not because of anything we have done to earn it.‘” Yet so many people believe they have to be good for God to love them, or that they have done too many bad thing to be forgiven. But the way to God is always open by grace and we can come just as we are. We do not have to clean up, dress up or change first to receive, and “it never leaves you where it finds you.”


Grace covers a multitude of our mess. Because of grace we can walk with Him and Talk with Him. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive His mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most (Hebrews 4:16 NLT).


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