We are a people who have traveled the path of life as outlaws and robbers, having dishonored and marred our Divine image. Yet, God bestowed upon us the benefit of His abounding Love and Grace. Thanks be to God for His Holy Conjunction. But God, who in His abounding love and grace counted us righteous through the precious blood of His Son, Jesus Christ. God has been patient with our ignorance and rebellion and did not requite unto us the punishment that was warranted. We have been granted grace, mercy, and favor because He loved us with an abounding, abundant love.
“And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus” (I Timothy 1:14).
L. Jerome Jones