We sang this at Church today – so love it…An expression of absolute love and revelation of what Christ did for us! He brought (and bought) us out of darkness into His light, His love and His life! Amazing grace indeed!!!
Bono lead singer of U2 says this about discovering Grace…
“You see, at the center of many religions is the idea of Karma. You know, what you put out comes back to you: an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, or in physics — every action is met by an equal or an opposite one. It’s clear to me that Karma is at the very heart of the universe. And yet, along comes this idea called Grace…
Grace defies reason and logic. Love interrupts, if you like, the consequences of your actions, which in my case is very good news indeed,
because I’ve done a lot of stupid stuff.”
And that is the wonderful thing about grace and about our God! He interrupts our lives with His love. He takes our sin, our failings and our mistakes and He removes them from us.
It is no longer about what we deserve or even about us earning forgiveness. It is about a God who so loves us that He interrupts our lives with the sacrifice of His Son, and gives us uninterrupted access to Himself.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
Personally, I’d chose grace over karma any day!
God sent His only Son to live on earth among us and then to pay the price for our sin because He loves us. Jesus came to live, to weep, to love, to suffer and ultimately to make the one perfect sacrifice for us through his death on the cross.
Love without measure, life without end for us.
For the first time in eternity, the Father and the son were separated in the darkest hour. But the darkest hour was and is the greatest triumph. Because by His death and resurrection, He conquered sin and delivered us from the power of darkness.
The veil has been torn. And we have been reconciled back to God for eternity.
His suffering – our healing
His death – our life
His Amazing grace