May 24, 2010

Monday Mini-Sermon

When a person works an eight-hour day
and receives a fair day's pay for his time,
that is a wage.

When a person competes with an opponent
and receives a trophy for his performance,
that is a prize.

When a person receives appropriate recognition
for his long service or high achievements,
that is an award.

But when a person is not capable
of earning a wage, can win no prize, and deserves no award -
yet receives such a gift anyway - that is a good picture
of God's unmerited favour.

This is what we mean when we talk about the grace of God.

Nita Johnson