A Grace that Carries

A Grace that Carries

“For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.” (Titus 2:11-14)

I love grace. How about you? I’ve never met a person that hated grace. In fact, every single person has experienced grace at one point or another in their lives. And if they didn’t realize it, they were at least surprised or grateful for the invisible hand that offered them grace at a particularly difficult time. Grace is not only “God’s unmerited favor”, but grace is God’s divine transportation that carries us through the ups and downs of life. I would not be here without grace. You would not be here without grace. Grace is invisible; you can’t see it, or touch it, or describe it, but we just know that everyday, we are living in the gravity of God’s amazing grace.

God’s grace stands large and strong, in deep contrast, to the vast darkness of the world. Grace frees us from the bondage of sin, the sickness of society, and the fear of living in a hostile world. The message of grace is wrapped up in Titus 2:11-14: “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.”

Salvation, which is the deliverance from the power and consequences of sin, is available to all people everywhere. When we accept this salvation, this deliverance, we are able to deny godliness and worldly lusts, live soberly, righteously, and godly in this world, and look for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of Jesus Christ. This here is the picture of grace. Jesus died for us, gave us the strength to live as a Christian in this world, to be a witness to this world, and He’s coming again to take us back to Heaven.

This is the saving grace of God through Jesus Christ that carries us through life. God’s grace grabs us up right where we are, and holds us firmly in its grip until we land safely at the doorstep of the home of grace – Heaven. If you’ve realized this grace, thank God for it everyday and share it with others who have yet to experience it.

Lord, we thank You for Your grace, the unmerited favor that You bestow upon us even though we don’t deserve it. Help us to live in the realm of grace, to hold grace in our hearts, and to extend this same grace and love to others. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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