Through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we find ourselves standing in grace. There is nowhere we can walk in our lives where we are not on the ground of God’s undeserved kindness and warm acceptance of us. We cannot earn it. We can only believe in Jesus and wake up to what this truth means as we follow him.
For the Apostle Paul, the mystery of this runs even deeper. Paul’s understanding of grace was that God infused righteousness into all who believe through the faithful life of Jesus Christ (Romans 3:22). In other words, when Jesus came to earth and died and rose again, the deed was done. There was a new destiny for humans: Infusion with righteousness, with good standing with God and with new possibilities of eternal goodness through Jesus.
What is left? Believing and waking up to the infusion!