These days, it seems like everybody wants to own the latest and greatest. The computer that changed the entire computing world just three or four years ago is nearing obsolescence now. The technology that revolutionized the music world in the last generation gave us CDs. Now, those are virtually archaic, as this generation can put thousands of songs on an iPod less than a quarter of the size of just one CD. It used to be cool to change the radio station with the push of a button on the steering wheel. Now, all you have to do is ask politely. Certainly, any lady whose husband is an avid golfer can tell you how often golf club technology improves. “Here today and gone tomorrow” has never been more of a reality.
If you have been in church at least one more time than never, you have probably heard of grace. Somewhere along the line, you have surely heard or even said such things as “Oh, but for the grace of God, there go I” or “I sure thank God for His saving grace.” If a friend tells you that they think their actions are good enough to be saved, you may respond by letting them know that the Bible says we can only be saved by God’s grace and not by our works. Of course, “Amazing Grace” is perhaps the most well-known Christian song in human history. There is certainly no shortage of GRACE in our vocabulary.