“Do you believe in grace?”
We talk as though we understand the term. The bank gives us a grace period. The seedy politician falls from grace. Musicians speak of a grace note. We describe an actress as gracious, a dancer as graceful. We use the word for hospitals, baby girls, kings, and pre-meal prayers. We talk as though we know what grace means.
But do we really understand it?
Have our churches settled for a wimpy grace?
It politely occupies a phrase in a hymn, fits nicely on a church sign.
Never causes trouble or demands a response.
When asked, “Do you believe in grace?” who could say no?
But Have you been changed by grace? Shaped by grace? Strengthened by grace? Emboldened by grace? Softened by grace?
Here we begin a series based on Max Lucado's book "Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine"