On a cold rainy winter day, I am focusing on the hope of a beautiful fresh crisp spring day with re-birth and new life. This painting by my daughter reminds me of that hope. No matter what our life circumstances, God brings a new day with new opportunities that can give us a new life. His Grace abounds far beyond our understanding, and all we have to do is trust in Him.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,”
Ephesians 2:8 ESV
Grace is a favorable disposition towards someone. It is a voluntary act of goodwill. God has extended His Grace (favor) to us that we should exemplify the same in dealing with others. They might not deserve it, but neither do we.
There are several definitions of fear, mostly concerning negative emotional states; but, my favorite is the profound reverence and awe toward God. This fear denotes a positive regard for the righteousness of our Creator, realizing that we are unworthy except by His Grace. As the recent song declares, all other fear is a liar.
God is good! His beauty and love surrounds us and His grace and mercy saves us. By Faith we are brought into His Kingdom so let us continually praise Him and celebrate His goodness🙏