32 Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else?
Hope. Such a powerful thing. Light in darkness, a beacon to guide. Where does your hope come from? Do you have any hope? I know many who are hopeless and it’s amazing what happens when hope comes to their eyes. The thing about Christ is that he knows what we face, he knows our temptations, he knows how sin brings us down to places never intended but that have always part of our makeup. Yet, God gave us hope through the forgiveness of our sins through the death of his son. God gave us grace.
Definition of [Christian] grace (Merriam-Webster)
a : unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification
b : a virtue coming from God
c : a state of sanctification enjoyed through divine assistance
Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all…. Imagine what kind of love drove that difficult decision. Who’s not shocked by the horror Abraham must have felt when God told him to sacrifice Isaac (Genesis 22)? Could you sacrifice your child for the welfare of humanity? I don’t know if I could (I’d offer myself as the easy way out) yet God did. With that sacrifice we have grace.
Hebrews 4:15-16 (NLT)
15 This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. 16 So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.
Grace offers hope no matter how dark the days. Grace offers joy no matter how bright the days. There’s hope in grace.