The Grace Of God
"For by grace have you been saved by faith, and that not of yourselves..."
READ: Ephesians 2: 8-9
The value of a gift is measured in many ways - by how much it costs...by how personal it is...by how much love went into the giving...by the feelings that gift stirs in our hearts.
God's gift of salvation is inexpressively precious. It cost God His only Son...and Jesus His life. It offers to each of us a unique and personal relationship wiht God Himself...a gift offered through His unimaginable love. Recognizing and accepting that gift is a deeply humbling experience - one that should bring us to our knees in worship, and then to our feet with an eager desire to share it.
As you pray tonight, praise God for His priceless gift of salvation...and ask Him to give you a sense of wonder as you proclaim His gift to others.
**From "Devotions For Hanukkah", by Dr. Ben Alpert.