Friday, December 05, 2014



For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.  (Ephesians 2:8-9)

I never want to “get over” the grace of God!  We call it “amazing” and it is!  For some, that may only be part of a song, without any depth of meaning—familiar words and as the old saying goes, “Familiarity breeds contempt.”  God forbid that it ever be that way!  How many times I have sung about it, preached on it, prayed for it, shared it and pondered it, yet, for me, the experience of God’s grace remains breathtaking!

Look at it this way: a sovereign God—infinitely holy, yet utterly loving—reached out to a filthy, hopeless and helpless sinner with love that lifted me!  He didn’t need me, had no reason to want me, had no cause not to condemn me—but solely by grace did all He required to fit me for eternity—and at what a price!

What did I have to do?  Just believe in Christ—and even the knowledge of Him and the capacity to believe in Him was His choice before I made my choice.  My boast will ever be of the cross!  My worship will be for the Lamb that was slain as eternal ages roll by!  To God be the glory!  I cannot help using so many exclamation marks because His grace is still amazing!

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