Many of us have experienced God’s Amazing Grace.  

To me, the most amazing thing about Grace is that we cannot earn it through anything we do.  It is a Gift God gave us long before we were born.  

Paul explained it this way.

Because of His Great Love for us, God, Who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is The Gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. 

Ephesians 2:4 and 8

And yet we continue to believe we must do things to get Grace.  We must believe, we must understand, we must repent, we must confess, we must live a good life, and the list goes on.

We simply don’t understand Grace as a gift, given even to those we believe do not deserve it.

We do not understand how Jesus could tell people their sins were forgiven when they had done nothing to gain forgiveness.

We do not understand how Jesus could forgive people who were torturing and killing Him.

We do not understand a Love so great it swallows up every sin we have ever committed and says, 

“Neither do I condemn you.  Go and leave your life of sin.”

John 8:11

Here are some thoughts to ponder.    

How far will God’s Grace go?

What if Jesus opened the doors of Hell and extended Grace to all inside?  

What if He did what He came to do … set the captives free?

What if He forever closed Hell and restored everyone to the people He created them to be?

 I am He Who lives and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and I have the keys of hell and of death!

Revelation 1:18

Here  is the link to a thought provoking clip on God’s Grace to the thief on the cross.

About carolynpriesterjones

Follower of Jesus, Seeker of Truth, Commentator on Life, Light Bearer, Water Carrier, one of God's Creations still under construction

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