God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21 (NIV)
The gift of grace is a perplexing package from God. Grace is as evident in our failures and struggles and loss as it is in our joyful circumstances. The whole message of the Bible is that God is gracious and relentlessly pursues this fallen creation. The truth of the Gospel is that on the cross of Calvary Jesus exchanged our sin for his righteousness so that we can stand before The Father and He will see the righteousness of Christ and not our sins. On account of what Jesus did for us we are treated as if we fulfilled the requirements of God’s Law and are not under its penalty. He made us righteous; it’s as if sin never happened. What Grace!