From "In the Beginning" to "May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s holy people," the Bible is a story of grace. From a creation we didn't deserve to an eternity we're not worthy of, we are the recipients of that grace.
Never has grace been more evident than in the person and life of Jesus Christ. He was the embodiment of grace, grace personified. He was (and still is) an agent of God's grace. And it is through that grace - Jesus - that we are saved.
And now it's our part.
Grace was never meant to be contained; it was intended to be expressed.
"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms." - 1 Peter 4:10
Stewards, by definition, are people "who administer anything as the agent of another or others."
We are people who have received God's grace and we're supposed to use whatever gifts we have to serve others, sharing the grace we've been given.
We're supposed to be agents of grace.
The story of grace started in the beginning, but it didn't end at Revelation 22:21, and while the story of grace is God's story, it is our story too.
Our story of grace started the second we accepted God's grace, but that was just the beginning. Our story is supposed to continue as we live grace to others as agents of God's grace in us.
Whether it is cooking a meal for a neighbor, helping a kid with homework, volunteering at church, working on a friend's car, anonymously helping a stranger in need, teaching, encouraging, giving, or simply loving on people, use your gifts to serve others as an agent of God's grace.
May we continue the story of God's grace in everything we do, and may God's grace shine on and through us!!