May 30, 2008

Redemption Through His Blood

Ephesians 1:7-8 are a huge and impacting set of verses for me right now. Having just lost my job, and in a huge way because God decided He'd be more glorified without me in the jail, I feel so wretched and sinful. I feel unworthy, undeserving of His grace or to even be called an adopted son of God.

But, redemption through the blood of Christ, forgiveness for my trespasses, are mine through the riches of His grace. Even a sinful, disgusting failure like me, has forgiveness which comes from the Almighty God. How awesome! And this grace is "lavished" upon us. Lavish can also mean plentiful, generous, abundant, sumptuous, copious, bountiful, extravagant, heaped, smother with, and bestow upon. God’s grace is bountifully heaped on us. And again, it’s undeserved. It’s done by God through His wisdom and insight.

My God's grace is all consuming. Even these things we consider to be "bad", like being fired from a job, are really God's grace being shown in a different way than we would expect. Sometimes it's beyond our ability to understand. God is great. God is grace. I am nothing without His grace in my life.

Praise God for His Grace.