GRACE

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2:8-10

What a beautiful word- GRACE! Over the years I have stood at a graveside and heard that haunting tune played in the distance on bagpipes. It has been sung at funerals, too numerous to mention, time after time. Sometimes I have known that the selection being played and the meaning to the individual was so real; at other times I have wondered why did they choose this song. There is little doubt that it is the most selected song on that occasion.

The old acrostic: God’s Righteousness At Christ’s Expense was burned into my thinking quite early in my Christian life. To read the history of Amazing Grace and to know how a slave trader met His Savior and penned the words makes for a special impact on a listener.

One finds it virtually impossible to read verses like Ephesians 2:8-10 “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one can boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them” (NASB) without being moved inwardly and spiritually toward God and his graciousness toward them; toward Jesus for what He did on their behalf!

Amazing grace! Amazing grace! Amazing grace! Amazing grace!

From GOD … TO ME … TO YOU!

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