“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast”.
What’s one of the best gifts you’ve ever received? Mine? A giant stuffed unicorn when I was 8! Totally awesome. I didn’t deserve it or earn it. My parents gave it to me out of pure delight in little me.
How much more awesome is God’s gift of salvation that we can receive because of His grace simply through our faith?!? God lavishes His best on us when we humbly hold up our empty, messy hands and believe. Like an awestruck child who has just received the unimaginable, we have nothing to boast in except for the gift of Jesus and the greatness of the Giver!