“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.“–2 Cor. 12:9
You can’t give serous thought to life without thinking of God and thinking of God brings several things to mind—His wonderful works, precious promises, lasting love, marvelous mercy, and great grace. And I think I am safe in saying that of all things nothing is more amazing than grace– even though it cannot be fully understood or explained.
If I try to describe grace there seems to be no end to the things I could say, yet no way to adequately explain it–I fail before I begin. In fact sometimes I feel the more I try to describe it the more I distract from its beauty. Still I feel compelled to try. Once you experience the grace of God you can’t help but want others to know of its greatness.
Grace is God’s unmerited favor, unconditional love, and undeserved kindness. Grace is receiving what you need although you do not deserve it, cannot earn it, cannot purchase it, and cannot pay it back– even if you tried. It is a gift with no strings attached. It enriches, empowers, enables, and enlarges. It is free and, like gravity, flowing from the higher to the lower, from the greater to the lesser. And it flows from an infinite inexhaustible gushing source.
Somethings seem too good to be true and we are reluctant to believe it or receive it. But God’s grace is too good to not be true! The mind of man cannot possibly conceive of such a thing. It is contrary to our natural reasoning and inclinations. We tend to think we must do something to appease the wrath of God and to gain His favor, obligating Him to come to our aid. Grace, however, throws all that out the window. Grace must flow freely, ever downward, to supply what is most needed to those who are totally undeserving.
The last verse of the Bible says, “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.” ( Rev. 22:21) and that is my prayer for each of you. I could want nothing better and you need nothing more than grace. In that one simple word we find all we need.