Why Grace?

“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our sins, according to the riches of His Grace.”  Ephesians 1:7

Literally volumes could be written–and have been–about the unconditional gift of God’s love and forgiveness we have in Christ Jesus.  On my own, I would do an injustice to the vastness of God’s grace, in my life or others, so when my words falter, I may defer to the more learned and eloquent, such as commentators, authors (dead or alive), poets, and songwriters.   I also welcome any songs, hymns, thoughts, or writings that may mean something to the readers.

 A longtime and precious friend of mine recently shared how deeply the song, Were it Not for Grace, by Larnell Harris, meant to her at this time in life.  I’ve posted the lyrics below in hopes to offer some comfort to you as well..

Were it Not for Grace

By Larnell Harris/Album:First Love

Time measured out my days
Life carried me along
In my soul I yearned to follow God
But knew Id never be so strong
I looked hard at this world
To learn how heaven could be gained
Just to end where I began
Where human effort is all in vain

Were it not for grace
I can tell you where Id be
Wandering down some pointless road to nowhere
With my salvation up to me
I know how that would go
The battles I would face
Forever running but losing this race
Were it not for grace

So here is all my praise
Expressed with all my heart
Offered to the Friend who took my place
And ran a course I could not start
And when He saw in full
Just how much His would cost
He still went the final mile between me and heaven
So I would not be lost

Repeat Chorus

Forever running but losing this race
Were it not for grace



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