Grace can be a hard thing for people to grasp. And not just for people in general, but even for Christians. We call it amazing grace, but sometimes I think it’s better termed unbelievable grace.
A Powerful Explanation of God’s Grace
I wanted to share an excerpt with you from Chuck Swindoll’s book The Grace Awakening: Believing in grace is one thing. Living it is another.
“Let’s imagine you have a six-year old son whom you love dearly. Tragically, one day you discover that your son was horribly murdered. After a lengthy search the investigators of the crime find the killer. You have a choice. If you used every means in your power to kill the murderer for his crime, that would be vengeance. If, however, you’re content to sit back and let the legal authorities take over and execute on him what is proper–a fair trial, a plea of guilty, capital punishment–that is justice. But if you should plead for the pardon of the murderer, forgive him completely, invite him into your home, and adopt him as your own son, that is grace.
Now do you see why grace is so hard to grasp and accept? Very few people (if any) who are reading this page right now would happily and readily do that. But God does it every day.”
Grace Awakening, 37.
God’s grace is amazing. It’s unbelievable.
To think that He would forgive guilty sinners, pursue them, invite them to Himself, adopt them into His own family, and call them His own sons and daughters is beyond remarkable. It’s almost too good to be true.
But that’s grace.
Pick up your copy of Chuck’s book here.