Wednesday Matters
Everyday Favor

Not that long ago, I had a new believer write me who was moved by me singing Amazing Grace in church.  The words, “saved a wretch like me” along with “I was blind but now I see” really moved them because they realized that God had saved them from their wretchedness.  We are all blinded by lies and sin but through Christ our eyes can be opened.

It’s funny because someone had asked me to sing the song as a favor to them and it made me think how favor and grace are both translated from the same Greek word charis.  When I do something for someone as a favor I expect nothing in return, it is a gift, a blessing I give to someone.  It’s the same way with God.  His favor to us from John 3:16 is that He loved us so much that He gave His one and only Son so that if we believe in Him we will have eternal life, His grace…everyday.

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