I have heard many times the definition of grace as 'undeserved favor' ..that even though we don't deserve it, God loves us. That grace is God's love for the undeserving, His favor given to those that don't deserve such treatment.
Yet I recently read a post on facebook that said something different and intriguing. The person said that
really, in God's eyes, we actually DESERVE love and favor because we are
His dearly loved creations and any good father would say that
his children deserved love and blessings!
That was new to me and such a
joy to think about, that HE thinks I deserve to be loved, accepted,
helped, blessed, etc.! I think it goes along with the idea of worthiness, too - that we are worthy, we have His very worth in and upon us as His
very own offspring! In fact, because Jesus gave His own life for us, God giving up His own Son for us all, that shows we are worth just as much to God as Jesus is - talk about being worth a lot, being worthy!
We are worthy, and we are deserving, just by being His children, His dearly loved creations!
We are worth loving, worth saving, worth redeeming,
and we deserve all the love, help, affection, care and good things a
Perfect Father would give!