Over the course of my life I’ve come to realise how central grace is to God’s plan for the whole of humanity, I’ve started to think about how much a part of my earlier life it was.
I went to a Grace Baptist church, where we sung from the hymn book Grace Hymns, where every morning service began with the word grace (literally), these were led by my Father who was editor of Grace Magazine and wrote a monthly tract for the locals called Grace and Truth.
I’m sure there are many more examples too.
“Yet even now,” declares the Lord,
“return to me with all your heart,
with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning;
and rend your hearts and not your garments.”
Return to the Lord your God,
for he is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love;
and he relents over disaster.