Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,
To the church of God in Corinth, together with all his holy people throughout Achaia:
2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 1:1-2
Paul opened this second letter to the Believers in Corinth much as he did in his other letters, with a blessing.
Grace was an underpinning theme in many of Paul’s letters and for good reason. Paul experienced God’s grace in a way that transformed and redirected His life. As he traveled and taught throughout Asia, the grace of God went ahead of him to prepare hearts.
We’ve all experienced God’s grace – God giving us what we don’t deserve. Hopefully even this week you experienced His grace.
As the old year is ending and the new year approaches, reflect on God’s grace in your life.
Perhaps, though, you’re one of the many people who don’t “get” His grace. You don’t understand How God works and why He allows bad things to happen to good people. You stumbled upon this site, and there’s a guy on here talking about God’s grace. You just don’t see it.
Well, you’re not alone. Even in your brokenness and bitterness, God is right there in the midst. It’s no accident you’re on this site. Stop and consider that for a moment. You need to know that God loves you in a big way. That’s all you need to know right now. The rest will come. Just meditate on that truth: God loves you.
The fact is, though, most Believers reading this have a hard time grasping that concept. It’s of course in their heads, but has yet to settle into their hearts. The same message is for them too: God loves you.
That’s what the grace of God is all about.