The Power of Grace can change your life.
Don’t miss curfew
Growing up, I will admit to having strict parents, but there was always power in their grace. They wanted to know where I was going. Who I was with. If anyone else would be there. What we would be doing.
But I didn’t have to tell them when I would be home. Why? Because they set the curfew. And when I knew I would be late, I called. (Not so easy in the days before cell phones…)
Were there consequences for being late? Certainly – but nothing that was unfair. I would go into their bedroom and plead my case. And they heard me out.
Sometimes their response was easy to accept, and sometimes it wasn’t. But it always came with love and with my best interests in mind.
Imagine for a moment that you are late for curfew. Really late. Like 2 hours late. And when your parents say you are grounded for one day per minute you were late, your sibling stands up and says, “Ground me instead.”
Now, put that on a far-grander scale, and you have a small insight into what Christ did for you — the power of His grace.
Rom. 6:14 tells us about it: “For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law BUT under grace.”
Better than the law
The law sets up the standard of how we’re supposed to live. Yet no one can follow all those rules flawlessly. Because of that, God sent Jesus to take the punishment for us instead. That what GRACE is:
We no longer have to face the consequences for any of the times we fall short – whether it’s missing curfew or something worse. Jesus has already accepted our punishment, and we are in His debt.