In the past weeks, I've been going over some of the key words in our covenant relationship with God.
Perhaps one of the most
important words we use is grace. Most
of us have learned and maybe we even remember
is a great explanation of grace and the first one I could readily
remember. However, it is a bit churchy sounding for many people.
there is the wonderful explanation: Unmerited favor. I love this
simple explanation that encapsulates this amazing concept in two
trying to explain grace seemed harder than I had imagined. They
didn’t grasp the whole acrostic idea. And while unmerited favor
seems simple enough, even the members who remember the two-word
definition could not explain what it meant.
we worked our way into another definition that they understood and
fully appreciated. Grace is receiving a gift we don’t deserve.
a gift we don’t deserve is not as catchy at the acrostic or as
short as “unmerited favor” but our members understand it and have
grasped its meaning.