Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Be Quick to Give Grace

This reminds me of an old hymn we sang in church when I was a child -
Marvelous grace of our loving Lord, Grace that exceeds our sin and our guilt! Yonder on Calvary’s mount outpoured, There where the blood of the Lamb was spilled.
    • Refrain:
      Grace, grace, God’s grace, Grace that will pardon and cleanse within; Grace, grace, God’s grace, Grace that is greater than all our sin!
  1. Sin and despair, like the sea waves cold, Threaten the soul with infinite loss; Grace that is greater, yes, grace untold,
    Points to the refuge, the mighty cross.
  2. Dark is the stain that we cannot hide; What can we do to wash it away? Look! There is flowing a crimson tide,
    Brighter than snow you may be today.
  3. Marvelous, infinite, matchless grace, Freely bestowed on all who believe! You that are longing to see His face,
    Will you this moment His grace receive?
  4. Oh yes, God's marvelous, infinite, matchless grace of our loving Lord is truly freely given to all who are willing to receive it.

And as intentional Christian grandparents, not only do we need to be quick to point our dear grandchildren to this grace which is available to them, but we need to be quick to show grace to them as well. When they "mess up", and just like their grandparents, they will mess up from time to time, we need to give grace and forgive them. We must not hold over their heads past poor choices, because when they see and experience this grace from their grandparents, they will be much quicker to identify and want it from God as well!

Be a grandparent who is known by their grandchildren for the way they are quick to give grace.

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