Monday, December 24, 2012

I'm Reminded of Grace

Max Lucado is a very well known author, but one whose books I haven't really read. As I was driving one day I heard an interview with him on Family Life Today and was intrigued to read his latest book, Grace; More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine. 

Grace is one of those words that we never get to the bottom of and yet, can be thrown around in our communication and life as "cheap". As we contemplate the birth of Christ today and tomorrow, I am astounded at this grace that Christ has offered. Mr. Lucado does a great job of reminding us why we need this grace. For if we do not know the depths of our state of affairs, we will NEVER see the reason for embracing this grace. And this grace is offered in great abundance. For we need much of it. Daily.

Too often we think so highly of ourselves, more highly than we ought. Max Lucado reminds us that this free gift is part of the cure for our sin and selfishness. He is a magnificent story teller who shares his thoughts in a way that pierces your thoughts and really helps you to see the depth of his reason for writing this book. Wherever you find yourself in life, you always need grace. And this grace did not come from a cheap investment. This grace came from a sacrificial redemption plan. The plan that my Savior opened his arms to. The plan that He chose to give His life in obedience to  His Father.

I am so thankful for this grace. This grace that is anything, but cheap. This grace that opens my eyes up to how much I have been given and how much I need to extend to others.

I received a free copy of this book as part of the Booksneeze Blogging Network.

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