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Wednesday's Word: How Grace Thou Art

Wednesday's Word

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

How Grace Thou Art

Hello All,

I really like wind chimes and I have a few hanging around. I have a larger one hanging out behind the house near the patio and I love its pure, deep melodies that fill the air as it catches the wind. The thing with wind chimes is because they have to hang freely out in the elements, the string that suspends them is bound to wear and break. I’ve already had to fully re-string the one on the front porch. It’s not a problem; it’s well worth it for the wonderful song of the wind chime. That’s kinda how I see words. Well not all words, but some words that resonate so beautifully when re-strung and re-hung to produce such a pure melody of truth.

Today, that word is Grace. What is your definition of grace? We can be so quick to recite the words we’ve been taught that they hardly evoke anything more than stale rhetoric. We don’t often delve into simply re-hearing the melody for its true beauty but hopefully I can encourage you to pick up grace and restore it and hear the beauty of its song. Grace – God’s unmerited favor. Is that it? How about G.R.A.C.E – God’s Riches at Christ’s Expense: Even more clever and both are doctrinally correct ways to see grace. I believe there’s more. But I think the most beautiful song of grace comes when YOU set time aside to seek its meaning out for yourself: When you re-string and re-hang the truth of God’s grace in your heart to experience that soul-stirring melody.

Here’s The Word:

2 Corinthians 8:9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

Ephesians 1:6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

As rich as these verses are at presenting the concept of Grace, I doubt that you’re hearing the melody I am. It’s gonna take more than a few verses in a 3 minute blog post but I bet if you read the verses surrounding 159 occurrences of “grace” in the Bible(KJV) and meditate on the fullness of God’s Grace, it will make your heart want to lean into the Love of God and simply hum along: How Grace Thou Art!

In Him,
Cros

1 Comments:

Blogger bcreed said...

Well done, Cros. You are right that we all need to meditate on the concept of God's grace toward us. And when we do, we are more likely to extend grace to others.

2:34 PM  

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