Thursday, October 29, 2009

Grace Upon Grace

"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. ... And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace." John 1 14,16

GRACE UPON GRACE! Lately I have been learning about the grace of God and how little I really understand it or live in it. This verse literally blew me away. From the fullness of Christ we receive grace upon grace. It doesn't stop. It builds on itself giving us fullness of life. The work didn't stop when I became a Christian and received grace for the forgiveness of sins. In fact it didn't even begin there. I'm a small speck in the grand scheme of God's grace. He didn't leave me sitting in the shame of sin, but lifted me up to follow him. I think I have always looked at grace as something that came because I was a sinner. No doubt, I am a sinner in desperate need for grace and mercy, but it's so much bigger than me or my sin. There is grace because God is good. In His fullness there is grace. It really has nothing to do with me, though I benefit from it so greatly. It has everything to do with God and His glory. Praise God that He cares for me, that because He is loving and graceful, He has called this child to Himself. He has given me forgiveness and life through faith in Christ. And He continues to pour His grace out to me, giving me a rich and abundant life. May He bless me to understand it more and know Him deeper.

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