I can bear witness to the power of God’s grace. I could take you to the church, to the section of seats in the church. I might be able to find the very seat in which I was sitting when this grace found me. I was a twenty-year-old college sophomore, living with a concrete block of guilt that had made a mess out of my life.
But then I heard a preacher describe the divine grace that is greater than sin. At the end of the message he asked if anyone would like to come forward and receive this grace. Iron chains couldn’t have held me back. Truth be told, chains had held me back, but mercy snapped the guilt chains and set me free.
I know this truth firsthand: guilt frenzies the soul; grace calms it. The benefit of being a great sinner is dependence upon a great grace!