It’s the same with us. We think we don’t deserve this amazing unconditional love, to be completely right before by God by grace.
We want to earn our place in God’s hearts. We want to prove to our Father how good we are. We want to be right ‘by ourselves.’
But we can’t. If we could, Christ wouldn’t have had to die for us.
It is not of our selves, Paul says. It is the ‘gift of God’.
We are right before God because of what Christ has done, not what we do.
‘You have been made holy by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ once for all.’ (Hebrews 10:10)
This is too good to be true. The good news can’t be that good, can it? Surely!
We accept the love we think we deserve.
Yes, His gift is more than we deserve.
But God wants us, this time, to accept more than we deserve, and accept His Love, and the holiness that comes to us through his son’s sacrifice – as a free gift.
So let’s not reject this amazing gift he has lavished on us, even if it is too beautiful to grasp.
Even if it is more than we deserve.