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"I saw my sin...like never before, and I learned God's grace like never before."  Did you notice the word "learned."  So how do we "learn" God's grace?  For Gracia Burnham, it happened while being held captive for over a year by a militant terrorist group in the Philippines.  But, I would say that it often takes a very difficult trial for most of us to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus.  Remember what Paul writes in Romans 5:3-5 (NJKV), "...we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us."

Click here for a link to Gracia Burnham's current ministry

(Photo of Gracia Burnham)