Since we've compiled this long and sorry record as sinners (both us and them) and proved that we are utterly incapable of living the glorious life God wills for us, God did it for us. Out of sheer generosity he put us in right standing with himself. A pure gift. He got us out of the mess we're in and restored us to where he always wanted us to be. And he did it by means of Jesus Christ. Romans 3:23-24 The Message
The sinners - that's me and you. God - He's the creator of the universe and our creator. He knew we would be sinners. But He always had a plan to help us.....
Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Jesus Christ when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. Romans 3:24 NLT
His plan was Jesus. His Son. His Son whose birth we are getting ready to celebrate as Christmas approaches. His Son who sacrificed His life so we could live.
For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, for he was looking ahead and including them in what he would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate his righteousness, for he himself is fair and just, and he makes sinners right in his sight when they believe in Jesus. Romans 3:25-26 NLT
Jesus. Grace. Life. Forever.
Jesus answered her, All who drink of this water will be thirsty again. But whoever takes a drink of the water that I will give him shall never, no never, be thirsty any more. But the water that I give him shall become a spring of water welling up (flowing, bubbling) [continually] within him unto (into, for) eternal life. John 4:13-14 AMP
Today, let's choose Jesus. Let's choose to drink of the water that He freely gives us. Let's choose to live out of His grace and be a blessing to all around us.