#20. The Reality of Grace


I spent the last couple days racking my brain on how I would tie Wednesday night’s micro-meal into a Theological Thursday post. I finally came up with a great idea about how my breakfast-for-dinner was out of place because you usually eat breakfast as the sun is coming up. Of course you can see where I would easily insert a pun about the Son coming up, a la the resurrection, and all of a sudden I’m off and running into a fabulous post about the saving grace of Jesus.

But last night a different, but just as miraculous, kind of grace was offered up. My loving wife suggested we use a gift certificate she was given to partake of chips and queso and fajitas of the highest quality at our favorite Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Sanctuary. (I know… Tequila Sanctuary? Really? I’m appalled! This seemed slightly sacrilegious to me as well, but hey, it’s on their sign.) Being the sensitive husband I am, I took no offense to my nano-nutriments, but instead seized the opportunity as a much needed vacation from my oven and apron.

Grace comes in so many varying forms and intensities, yet I always find myself drawn to it. The Gospel is the greatest story of grace ever told. In my quiet time, I notice that I gravitate to the chapters and verses of the Bible that clearly proclaim that story. This morning I was amazed by the rich content that saturates the fifth chapter of 2 Corinthians. I encourage you to read all twenty one verses, but the last one sums it up so well. “21For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” Amen!

How have you extended or received grace lately?



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