The most amazing thing in the universe, is God’s Grace.  John Newton had it right when he wrote, “Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me.”

However, grace is not limited to salvation alone, but rather, everything we receive from God, is a gift of His grace.  Grace may be defined as “unmerited favor from God.”  A story is told of a soldier in Napoleon Bonaparte’s army who deserted.  He was condemned to die by firing squad; but his mother came to Napoleon and pleaded for her son, that Napoleon would have mercy on him.  Napoleon said to her, “Your son does not deserve mercy.”  The mother said, “Sir, if he deserved it, it would not be mercy.”  The story goes that Napoleon was so moved by the mother’s plea, that he forgave her son, who later distinguished himself heroically in battle.

May it be so with every child of God: “Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him.  In love he predestined us for adoption through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the beloved (Ephesians 1:4-6).

Hear the words of this beautiful old hymn, written by Julia H. Johnston: “Marvelous grace of our loving Lord.  Grace that exceeds our sin and our guilt!  Yonder on Calvary’s Mount out-poured – There where the Blood of the Lamb was spilt.”

“Grace, grace, God’s grace, grace that will pardon and cleanse within; grace, grace, God’s grace, grace that is greater than all our sin!”

If you’ve never come in repentance to God, the Father; and by faith to Jesus Christ, do so today.  His grace is sufficient for you, and all those who come to him, will never be cast out, but will be raised to life eternal (John 6:35-40)!

From my heart to yours,

Bill Biza