August 11, 2009

Why is Grace so great?

Grace chooses the least worthy of honor 
and bestows upon them so many benefits
that the One who chose and blessed them
is seen as gloriously lovely and praiseworthy.
(Psalm 103:1-5; Ephesians 1:3-7; 2:5-9; 1 Corinthians 1:26)

Grace reveals the face of the most Lovely
in the midst of trials to the most unlovely,
then makes them into that same lovely image.
(2 Corinthians 1:9; 3:18; 1 John 3:1-2)

But what is greatest about grace
is the joy of knowing and being known 
by the glorious One who gave it.
(John 1:18; 1 Peter 3:18; Ephesians 2:7)

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