The below, I think, describes Grace effectively:
Friday, April 18, 2014
God Answers the Mess of Life
by Max Lucado (UpWords)
‘You stare into the darkness. The ceiling fan whirls above you. Your husband slumbers next to you. In minutes the alarm will sound, and the demands of the day will shoot you like a clown out of a cannon into a three-ring circus of meetings, bosses, and baseball practices.
And for the millionth time you’ll make breakfast, schedules, and payroll… but for the life of you, you can’t make sense of this thing called life. Its beginnings and endings. Cradles and cancers and cemeteries and questions.
The meaning of life! The poor choices of life. God answers the mess of life with one word: grace! Do we really understand it?
Ezekiel 36:26 says, “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you!”
Grace calls us to change and then gives us the power to pull it off!’
God’s grace is so amazing. It is only by grace that we can walk the Christian life and be effective in the kingdom of God.
Live each day in and by His Grace…
From GRACE by Max Lucado
Ps’s Paddick & Roelien Van Zyl