Thursday, July 9, 2009

Introduction to Grace

We cannot mention grace without talk about Bible. In my knowledge, grace is rarely mentioned outside Bible. However, people who believe in Bible also have little understanding about this word at least myself.

Philip Yancey in his book, What so Amazing about Grace, cites that Jesus talked about it often. He described a world suffused with Go's grace: where the sun shine on good and bad; where birds gather seeds gratis, neither plowing nor harvesting to earn them; where untended wildflowers burst into bloom on the rocky hillsides. Like a visitor from a foreign country who notices what the natives overlook, Jesus saw grace everywhere. Yet he never analyzed of defined grace, and almost never used the word. Instead, he communicated grace through stories we knows asa parables.