Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Justice, Mercy... Grace

"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 2:8-9

One of my friend explained the meaning of Justice, Mercy and Grace in our bible study at the elderly place when one of the attendees ask how would you define grace. She uses an example of a car being park on the side street.. a very expensive car, and suddenly you hit the rear of that car and the owner is just right on the side seeing the whole thing that happened.. when you handle it with justice the owner will tell you "You have to pay for the damage, because you are at fault." When it's mercy he will say "Ow, it's okay I'll let you go since your car is already old." but when it's grace he will not only say "I'll let you go since your car is already old" but he also tell you "how about I give you $50,000 and go buy yourself a new car." Grace is something that a gift that we don't deserve, and we need to accept that gift to have the grace. =)
Imagine if God said that we have to work our way to heaven.. no one will make it! Thank You Lord for paying it all for us.. thank You for Your love.. thank You that Your grace is for everybody =D

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