One of the interesting points of living our faith is that we tend to use words, or language, that other people wonder what we are saying. Grace can be one of the words that can cause confusion. One person I asked, this week, told me "grace is what we say before meals when the grandparents are visiting." I also remember a story my Dad would tell about a little girl in one of his classes (he taught school before he went into the ministry). Her name was Grace and she could blow really big bubbles with bubble gum. Then Dad would kind of grin and say "we called her 'amazing'."
Grace actually means, in theological (my big word for the day!) terms: God's LOVE. "For God so LOVED the world that he gave his Son." (John 3:16) "For the Law was given through Moses, grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ." (John 1:17)
This is God's awesomely, wonderful GIFT to us. We don't earn it or deserve it. My question, however, is do we believe it -- not just in our heads but in our hearts? Do we live it? Can we celebrate it?