Triune Grace

When considering God’s Grace we may reach for a definition of grace.  Some define grace as God’s underserved favour.  This definition may be helpful, in its own way, but is it really adequate?  What we find in Scripture is not a definition of grace, but rather a Triune Drama in which the God of grace gives HIMSELF freely to us. Dramatically, God’s Grace unfolds from the Father, through the Son and in the Spirit.

In grace, the Father initiates the drama generously giving the indescribable gift of His Son.

In grace, the Son gave himself freely and fully for us.  “Though he was rich, yet for our sake he became poor, so that we through his poverty might become rich.”  This is the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ that we know with wonder.

In grace, the Spirit brings Christ to us personally and us to Christ personally so that we are united with Christ participating in all the riches found in Him.

It is grace, grace, grace from beginning to end.

Furthermore, in the fullness of His Grace, the Father continues to shower grace upon us through Jesus and in the Spirit. From Him, who is the fountain of grace, the fullness continually overflows giving all good to us.  For the Father gave Jesus as the indescribable gift of grace and along with him He freely gives us all things in the Spirit.

So, when considering God’s grace we don’t reach for a definition of grace.  We  rather contemplate the unfolding grace-drama as those who participate in the drama personally.

 

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