What about the presents that will be tucked under the tree with your name on them. Are they earned? No, you did not earn them. But, you probably receive them because you are part of the family. Everybody gets gifts because they are part of the family. But when you open the gifts you receive, yours better not be worth less than your brother’s. If it is, then you will know that it is true, your parents always favored him over you.
Even at Christmas there is usually a reason “why” we get the presents that we receive from others.
Sola gratia, as a free gift alone, the forgiveness He purchased is spoken into you ears, that you might live in peace and hope.
Sola gratia, as a free gift alone, He gives you His body to eat and His blood to drink, the very gift of Himself that He might fill you, that He might make His dwelling within you, and you might be in Him.