“From [Jesus’] fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.” (John 1:16)
There’s no more powerful, more life-changing, more hopeful word ever uttered by God to His children than the word grace. Jesus came to this earth to share God’s grace through His life, death, and resurrection.
What does the grace of God do for us? It does more that we could ever describe during this life. Maybe someday when we have been received into the nearer presence of God we will begin to comprehend the height, depth, width, and power of God’s grace.
God’s grace covers all sin, bridges all separation, and heals all wounds.
God’s grace lifts up the fallen, fills the empty, emboldens the frightened, finds the lost, frees the captive, and dries the tears of those who weep.
God’s grace obliterates all that distinguishes race from race, color from color, gender from gender, and it raises up each person as a unique and beloved child of God.
God’s grace is a great leveler and a great exalter. There’s no one so bad or wicked that could ever cause God to withdraw His offer of grace, and there’s no one so good or righteous who can earn it.
How do we receive the grace of God? Surrender our life to Jesus. That’s it and that’s all. We need to stop trying to earn what can only be received as a gift. The only way we can get right with God is through Jesus and His grace. When we accept and believe in Jesus our one precious life is no longer ours, but His.
I encourage you to give all that you are, all that you have, all that you need and hope for to Jesus. When you do so, His grace is yours, and you will begin to know the joy and freedom and power that only grace can give.
During this life we get glimpses of grace, but someday grace will be all in all. During this life we begin to learn some of the dance steps and song notes of grace, but someday we will discover that grace is the dance for all eternity and the hymn without end.