God’s gift of grace

This article originally appeared online on May 12, 2022

When the world seems full of unrest and disrespect, grace can seem like a quickly melting candle, flickering out in a dark night. But this perception of grace doesn’t make it true. Grace isn’t something personally manufactured. It is an active potency, in operation at all times. As an attribute of God, it occurs naturally in His creation and is therefore available to anyone. 

Christian Science links grace with Truth, a name for God, and ranks them as the most effective powers. Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures states, “Grace and Truth are potent beyond all other means and methods” (Mary Baker Eddy, p. 67).

The importance of grace is also highlighted by the Bible, which informs us that God’s grace comes to us naturally and is the work of God finding expression as us: “By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: . . . For we are his workmanship” (Ephesians 2:8, 10). 

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