Grace – love without being asked

In the handbook for us priests in the Icelandic church, we find this sentence in the section of Holy Baptism: “Guð og faðir Drottins vors Jesú Krists hefur elskað oss að fyrra bragði”, which means: “God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ has loved us without being asked” or “God has loved us from His side”.

God doesn’t love us because we love Him. Jesus believes us not because that we believe in him. God loves us first. Jesus calls us first. This is how God looks at us. That is how God gives us his grace.

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