Grace means getting a gift one doesn’t earn or deserve.  The gift is God’s unconditional love, acceptance, forgiveness, and divine power to enable one to live a power-filled life.

     J. Wilber Chapman tells of a man who was converted during one of his meetings and   gave the following testimony:

     I got off at the Pennsylvania depot as a tramp, and for a year I begged on the streets for a living.  One day I touched a man on the shoulder and said,  ‘Hey, mister, can you give me a dime?’

     “As soon as I saw his face I was shocked to see that it was my own father.  I said, ‘Father, Father, do know me?’  Throwing his arms around me and with tears in his eyes, he said, ‘Oh, my son, at last I have found you.  You want a dime?  Everything I have is yours.’

     “Think of it,” the changed man said, “I was a tramp, I stood begging my own Father for ten cents when for 18 years he had been looking for me to give me all that he had.”

     That is an illustration of grace, God’s grace.  God is the Father seeking us out to give us all He has.  So why don’t we believe and accept it?

     Perhaps we are too proud.  We have to admit we cannot repair ourselves—we need help!

…How much simpler it is just to go to God and say, “I need your divine power in my life.  On my own I can’t be the person I want to be.”