Posted by Worldview Warriors On Sunday, July 23, 2017 0 comments

by Ami Samuels

Most of us are familiar with the famous hymn Amazing Grace: “Amazing grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me.” Or you may know the version by Phil Wickham “This Is Amazing Grace.”

The definition of the word grace is the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings. It’s an unmerited favor, a gift we don’t deserve, and a free unearned gift.

Grace is showing love when others would show hate or anger, even if someone deserves a tongue lashing or our anger. Grace is showing them love. Grace is showing kindness when others are rude, gentleness when others are harsh, compassion when others are hurting, and generosity when others are greedy.

You may remember the WWJD bracelets that were popular a few years back. What a great reminder throughout our day to stop and think “What Would Jesus Do?”

Would he extend love or hate? Kindness or be rude? Compassion or ugliness? Generosity or greed?

When Jesus died, He died the death he didn’t deserve for sinners who didn’t deserve the gift of salvation. He extended the ultimate gift of grace. The amazing thing about grace is that it is showing undeserved and unearned love to others.

Join me as we strive to walk like Jesus, remember how Jesus showed us grace, and give the gift of grace to others.

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