Grace is God’s unmerited favor and more. Grace is God reaching down to His people, helping the undeserving and forgiving the sinner. Grace is God saying to His people, “You are turning your back on me and you are hiding from me, yet I still love you and I search for you.” Grace is God saying to His people, “You are dead in spirit, dead in your trespasses and sins, yet I still love you and I give you eternal life.” Grace is God saying to His people, “You are in bondage, but I love you so much that I give my Son to you, that He may rescue you by paying in full the debt you owe which you can never repay.”
Do you know if you are among God’s people? Here’s how you can be sure – – you know these about Jesus Christ:
1. Jesus is the Son of God.
2. Jesus is the Lord of life.
3. Jesus came into this world that He may save His people from their sins.
4. Jesus died for the sins of His people.
5. Jesus rose from the grave after three days.
6. Jesus loves you and He will come for you to bring you home to heaven.
Peace follows Grace. Romans 5:1-2 tells us that, “… since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.” Peace is absence of hostility and more. Peace is Christ in us. His peace is our peace. Peace is the absence of inner turmoil and more. Peace is the presence of tranquility when our intellect, emotions, and will come together in harmony. Peace is Christ seated on the throne of our hearts.
Do you have peace in your heart? If you do, it means you know that you may die at any given moment but you are not afraid. You are not afraid because you know that Jesus will always be with you. You are not afraid because you know that nothing can separate you from the love of God.