To every Christian believer is given grace, mercy, and peace, from
God the Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.
Grace: God pours out upon us his unmerited favor because he loves us. He gives us all the good things from his storehouse of compassion and love, even though we deserve none of it. “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16. “For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is a gift of God, not of works lest any man should boast “Ephesians 2: 8,9. God has promised to make his grace sufficient for us to meet our every need. “While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” - this is grace. God is the giver, we are the receivers of all things freely to enjoy in Christ- this is grace. We are joint heirs with Christ forever, though by nature we are outlaws from the kingdom of God – this is grace.
Oh, my friend, when God wraps his arms around the prodigal, and puts a ring on his finger, and a robe on his back, this is God's amazing grace.
In mercy God shields us and puts a hedge around us to protect us from judgment, and wrath, and the results of our own folly. God keeps from us by his mercy, the things that we deserve. He keeps from us the wages which we have earned. “The wages of sin is death”. But by grace he gives us the gift of life.
What person can ever really fathom the depth of God's love and mercy? How many of us really know how close we may at any given time have come to complete disaster except for the mercy of God? Oh Lord we thank you for your mercy which has kept from us our just deserts. Oh the peace of God that passes all human understanding when our hearts are right with God and in proper fellowship with him- Peace with God and the peace of God that assures our hearts that all is well with my soul, and there is nothing between my soul and my Savior.
Thank you dear Lord this day for your grace, mercy, and peace.