Grace isn’t just forgiveness, it is forgiveness fueled by surrender. Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing, [as He hung on that beautiful cross after being beaten and mocked]” (Luke 23:34). It was in His great love that the Father gave the Son. It was out of love that Jesus gave Himself (Rom. 3:16; Eph. 5:26). The taking, the having of Jesus, is the entrance into a life in the love of God. This is the highest life (John 14:21,28; 17:23,26; Eph. 3:17,18). Through faith we must press into love and live there (1 John 4:16-18).