“So where is this Messiah coming from? When is he coming?”
John looks up at this son of Herod and with a smirk on his face replies,
“He’s already here.”
Yes. He is. Some 2000 years ago John spoke those words and today they are as true as they were then.
2 Corinthians 3: 6 “He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant–not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.”
Grace was born when Jesus was resurrected.
The unmerited favor of God; his divine assistance or kindness given to us as a gift. We have done nothing to deserve it. Grace is favor with God through his son Jesus.
If you are like I was, the term “grace” wasn’t in my daily vocabulary. Not because I didn’t like the word, but understanding its true meaning had not been on my to-do list.
But once it is understood, humility takes on a whole new meaning.
The feeling is indescribable. Smallness becomes reality with a covering of unearned affection. Truth becomes a shield through the helplessness we suffer daily. Acceptance releases the strings tied to our sin. Independence is once and for all a thing of the past.
Grace is taking that walk down the Via Dolorosa.
Grace is following his blood stained steps as he carried his own cross.
Grace is believing Jesus did what no one else could ever do.
Grace is the mystery of God, namely Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. (Colossians 2:2-4)
We are no longer judged by the law. We are viewed by the “Eternal God” our “Everlasting Father” through the pain and sweat of the one he sent to redeem us, past, present and future.
Grace is an overwhelming love that God established in each of us through Christ. He is rooted and established in our hearts through faith giving us power and strength from Heaven above. (Ephesians 3:14-19)
The law could never fulfill what we needed.
Grace did and won.
“It is Finished.”
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