Ephesians 2:4-5 says, “But 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 was by grace you have been saved.” Jesus didn’t come to sit on an earthly throne, or win a popularity contest. He didn’t come to earth for a makeover. He came for a takeover! He came to defeat sin and death once and for all. Jesus is so much more than just a good teacher and a great example to follow. He is the King of kings and the Lord of lords! He is the Savior of the world. He showed us incredible grace that day he died on that rugged cross. Even tho we didn’t deserve it, He willingly took our place, and he took the sting of death! That is the greatest picture of love, mercy, and grace!
Ephesians 2:7-8 says this, “For it was by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this not from yourselves, it is a gift of God, not of works, so that one can boast. Jesus pursued us when we had nothing to offer in return. In our sin and shame Jesus died for us. What a display of grace! Jesus is in the business of resurrecting, redeeming, and restoring. Stop running from the One who loves you the most. You are never to far gone that His grace can’t redeem you, and restore you. The bigger the mess, the greater the grace. Have a great Tuesday and we will see you tomorrow.