:: Saturday, March 08, 2003 ::
"The saving grace of God has appeared." (Titus 2:11)
The grace of God has appeared. Grace is the person of Jesus Christ, in that case. God's grace is himself, present among us. This is why the letter to Titus is so concerned with holy living: grace is not just an idea - an "unmerited favor." Grace is the presence of God himself, which pushes us to live differently than we did before we received grace.
Thus, along with the theme of Titus 2, and with Charles Wesley, I say:
"Finish then thy new creation, pure and spotless let us be;
Let us see thy great salvation perfectly restored in thee;
Changed from glory into glory, till in heaven we take our place,
Till we cast our crowns before thee, lost in wonder, love and praise."
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