Today as I read passages for my devotional, this word jumped out at me, grace. I have been reading from the Amplified Bible and really enjoy it. Why? Because the definitions or meaning of the words are right there for your thought process. I really like the definition of grace. The passage of Scripture is Luke 1:26-33. The verse I was focused on was Luke 1:30: “And the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found grace (free, spontaneous, absolute favor and loving kindness) with God.” How awesome is that? (King James Version / Amplified Bible Parallel Edition, Zondervan, Copyright 1995)
Free, spontaneous, absolute favor and loving kindness with God. I was awed by this description of grace. The word absolute is the adjective that wows me in this definition. Absolute to me is complete, whole, nothing lacking or changing. Trying to grasp that kind of favor is beyond me. One definition from The American College Dictionary says free from imperfection. God’s grace is so awesome. It has everything we need to cause us to live our daily lives in Him. Free from imperfection is a state that can be only attained through God. Jesus attained that grace for us because He was the perfect blood sacrifice. We have so much to be thankful for and to worship God for. The concept of God preparing a way for us to reconcile with Him because He knew us and in that process gives us an awesome picture of who He is. We can do nothing but worship our Creator.