Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King’s Cross Church. As “kingdom minded, kingdom people,” we recognize God’s work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

Photo by Lucy Song

I was running away from a lot of things after college. I went away as far as I could, to Korea, so that I could figure things out. It was supposed to be a one-year thing but I ended up staying several years teaching English. During that time God surrounded me with some amazing friends, who invited me to visit their church. I heard a sermon there- it was about grace. It was the first time that grace was ever explained to me. I had known the song “Amazing Grace” my whole life- but I never knew what grace meant. It’s like an 8 year old not understanding the concept of stress because they haven’t experienced it yet…. All these bad decisions, these sins that I had been keeping inside, these lies – I had been forgiven of them and for the first time I felt, “Oh my gosh- He still loves me.” For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. [Ephesians 2:8-9] ….and it just struck me-that I didn’t have to decide whether or not to believe. My salvation is a God-given gift. (1/2)