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What Grace Looks Like

A problem many Christ followers face is coming to terms with what God’s grace really looks like. Many people think they have to earn God’s grace. We all know the words to “Amazing Grace,” but I fear the familiarity of the song has caused us to miss the meaning in the lyrics. John Newton penned these words more than 200 years ago. 

Amazing grace how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind but now I see.

The fact that God offers grace to people so far away from what He wants is truly amazing. We will never accept the grace He offers until we realize we are the “wretch” in this song. We have to realize God’s grace has nothing to do with us, and everything to do with His great love for His children. If we truly desire God’s grace, we have to realize we don’t deserve it.

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