In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will–to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.(Ephesians 1:6).
Not just with Christ–though definitely with Christ.
Not just because of Christ–though certainly because of Christ.
Not just through Christ–though that is the only way.
This grace the Father has given us is wrapped up in the person of Jesus.
I like that word–I’m gonna say it again.
Because grace, though not based upon our work, is in fact based upon work.
And grace comes only from the Father, and grace comes only in the Son.
So any who would desire grace without the cross, well, they’re missing the point.
And the boat
Happy Monday, Beloved.