John 1:16-17  – From his fullness we have all received grace upon grace.  The law was indeed given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

Grace, the ceaseless activity of divine love, is ours to claim. We do not earn it through deeds or works, it is a gift that flows freely and is never withheld.  It is a gift to all who are loved by God to be his holy people, (Romans 1:7).  While the laws, such as the Ten Commandments, were brought by Moses, grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. It is by grace that we have been saved, through faith and not from ourselves.  Like the hymn says, it is “Amazing Grace.”

Dear God, may our faith in you open our hearts and minds to follow your will for our lives.  Thank you for your infinite source of saving Grace.           

MT