Monday, 18 February 2013

Grace and beloved by God

“My deepest awareness of myself is that I am deeply loved by Jesus Christ
and I have done nothing to earn or deserve it. ..
Define yourself radically as one beloved by God.
This is the true self. Every other identity is illusion. ..
How glorious the splendour of a human heart that trusts that it is loved!”
“To live by grace means to acknowledge my whole life story, the light side and the dark.
In admitting my shadow side I learn who I am and what God's grace means.”
“There is a beautiful transparency to honest disciples who never wear a false face
and do not pretend to be anything but who they are.”
all from Brennan Manning

English: Jesus Christ - detail from Deesis mos...
English: Jesus Christ - detail from Deesis mosaic, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 God has given His beloved son to the world and was willing to accept the offer by His son. In case Jehovah God had not accepted the action of Christ Jesus as a buy out for humanity, the ransom of Jesus Christ would have been to no use for us. Only because God the Father did want to accept the death of His son Jeshua (Jesus Christ) and was willing to take His son up in heaven as a mediator between Him and man, we are offered the Grace of Saving and have the chance to be redeemed.
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