Sherri’s father told her to not leave her bike near the curb. But she ignored his warning. Now her bike was gone – hauled away with the trash!
Sherri called her father at work. She told him what happened and that she was sorry. “We’ll talk when I get home,” her father replied. Sherri wondered what punishment she would receive when her father got home.
When Sherri’s father came home, he lifted a brand new bike from the back of his truck. He gave Sherri a hug and said, “I love you.” Did Sherri deserve the gift? No. Had she earned it? No. That is grace!
Grace is what God gives us when we accept His gift of salvation. Do we deserve God’s gift? No. Do we earn it? No. Verse 15b of our Bible Reading says, “But the grace (kindness) that people received from God was much greater. Many people received God’s gift of life by the grace of one man, Jesus Christ.”
I hope you will accept God’s gift of grace today!