Monday, May 8, 2000
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
-- Romans 5:8
Grace, in a word, is love. We do some crazy things for love. People will pull over on the side of the road to pick flowers. Spend hundreds of dollars on long distance calls. Even give organs as donations.
Hear the Good News, we have been given a great gift, the gift of life, through love and faith. The reason people do the things they do for love, is not because of something they have earned, or made happen. This is a hard thing to understand at times. But the fact is the lover, or the giver of the gift does so, because of the relationship that is present. Face it, they love you. It is not something you earn or make happen, it just happens.
Loving Father, thank You for Your Love. I know I have not "earned" it but that You have given me Your love. Help me to share this with others. In Jesus' name I pray.