Written by cycleguy on March 5th, 2020

Grace. That is the theme of two very important events: the birth of Jesus and the death of Jesus.

The birth of Jesus is a picture of grace. More specifically, His lineage. I’m sure you have heard the analysis of the women in His lineage. If not, here it is:

  • Tamar- played the prostitute with Judah to have a child.
  • Rahab- was a prostitute who saved the spies.  She became the mother of Boaz.
  • Ruth- a Gentile who married Boaz and became the great grandmother of David.
  • Bathsheba- an adulteress the mother of Solomon.
  • Mary- the mother of Jesus. A virgin, yes, but not sinless. One of us.


The death of Jesus is also a picture of grace.  Maybe it would be more accurate to say it was grace in action.  Grace is defined as “unmerited favor.”  Who of us can say we deserved that kind of love?  None of us. But that kind of love is grace in action. The King dying on a cross He didn’t deserve, for someone like me, who didn’t deserve that display of love. As the old hymn says, “I stand amazed in the presence of Jesus the Nazarene/And wonder how he could love me a sinner condemned unclean/ O how marvelous, O how wonderful and my song shall ever be/ O how marvelous, O how wonderful is my Savior’s love for me.”



9 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ryan S. says:

    Undeserved… unmerited… unearned…
    but accepted, Thank you Father for Grace.

  2. Infinitely marvelous and wonderful is God’s grace!
    Blessings, Bill!

  3. “Grace in action”. I love it!

  4. As a Catholic, I have to disagree with your statement that Mary was not sinless.

    God bless.

  5. Ed says:

    The fact that sinners like us hurled all their hatred unto the blameless Son of God and He STILL asked His Father to forgive us…