Grace is the essence of the gospel. It puts the “good” in Good News. It provides healing to those who hurt, help to those who struggle, and hope to those who despair. It straightens crooked paths, softens hardened hearts, sustains wearied minds, and saves lost souls. Grace is God’s answer to man’s problems.
Though our sins were great and we deserved God’s wrath, He threw us a lifeline in the form of His Son. He loved us and acted kindly toward us in spite of our shortcomings. This was not based on merit or on the expectation of return. It was undeserved blessing! No one is too bad to be beyond the reach of God’s grace, and no one is too good to be beyond the need for God’s grace. We all need it. And we all can have it.