For the law was given through Moses, but grace [unmerited favor] and truth came through Jesus Christ. (John 1:17)
Beloved, when God gave the Ten Commandments on Mt Sinai, He gave it through a messenger, but when the new covenant of grace came, it came embodied in the person of His beloved Son, Jesus! When something is given, it can be sent from afar, but when someone comes, it is the picture of a relationship and of drawing near! For instance, a friend can send you a gift by post, but if he purposefully makes a trip down just to pass it to you in person, it says something about how much you mean to him and how important that gift is! My friend, the greatest gift was delivered to us when Jesus Himself came to reveal the fullness of God’s grace! On the cross, He bore all our iniquities, pains and sorrows and died for us, so that today we might have an abundance of grace in our lives—completely undeserved and unmerited—simply because He loves us dearly.
— Joseph Prince