Today we are considering Day 6 of a Painted Advent devotional. Thank you for joining us for the past several days. Let’s jump in!
Jesus coming to earth made a personal relationship with God possible.
No longer do we need an intermediary priest to act as a go-between for us. It’s now possible for us to have a one-to-one relationship with God. When we confess our sins and accept Jesus’ sacrifice of His life to cover the penalty of our sins, we can stand righteous before God. He even calls us his sons and daughters.
The era of the keeping the law handed down to Moses is gone, swept out the back door for the front-door welcome to the era of grace.
Good News To Be Shared
Verse 16 tells us that up to this point no man has seen God at any time, but now Jesus tells us that if we have seen Him, we’ve seen God. Being part of the grace-era means we should be living out this amazing relationship in a way that draws others to it. It’s not a secret to be hoarded but good news to be shared.
Just like the shepherds, we have the joy of spreading God’s grace to those around us. And we certainly live in a culture today that could use a bit of grace to smooth frayed emotions and ragged relationships.
Where has God placed you in this season of life? How can you be a speaker of grace to those around you? Share your thoughts below.