Grace Gone Visible
Acts 11:23 says, "When he came and saw the grace of God, he was glad." Grace is a precious word to the Christian faith. It means God's undeserved favor and blessing that he lavishes upon his people in both salvation and in sanctification. Sometimes the word can get lost in the abstract, but there is a sense in which God's grace can be seen. It can be experienced and observed. In Acts 11, it is said that Barnabas actually, "saw the grace of God."