"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast."
Grace means to get something that you do not deserve- unmerited favor. That is the picture of salvation- getting something that we do not deserve- living with Jesus forever- instead of getting what we do deserve- judgment and punishment for our actions.
I am so thankful that God, in his mercy, extends grace to us. And through that grace we can now be called sons and daughters of Christ- Adopted into the kingdom of light and out of the kingdom of darkness. I am thankful for God's grace during this Christmas season. Thankful that He choose to send His son to die on the cross for our sins and extending grace to us through Jesus. I am thankful for Jesus, I am thankful for his life and example here on earth and I am thankful for his death and resurrection. May we remember the grace that has been extended to us and extend that same grace to others we come in contact with in our family, our workplace, school, or wherever we see people.
Prayer: Father, thank you for the grace that you give to me. Thank you that you are a loving Father and that you did not give me what I deserve. Thank you for Jesus. Thank you for the life that he lived here on earth and thank you for his death and resurrection so that I can live with you forever. Thank you for Christmas and that I get to celebrate the gift of your son, Jesus to this world. Lord, I am so thankful for the sacrifice of your son and I pray that I will remember the grace that you have extended to me and that I will extend that grace to others. Amen.