God’s grace is a lot like rain, isn’t it?
As I tried to take a picture of the downpour rejuvenating our land this weekend, I was reminded of God’s grace.
The idea of God’s grace is so intangible in some ways. As a theological concept, we don’t really understand it. And as mere humans, we have a hard time grasping the amazing value and weight of God’s grace.
But I’ve recently been blessed to witness God’s grace touching lives. And I realize that it is much like rain.
It’s hard to capture the essence of it unless you are in it. It’s near impossible to get a good picture of rain unless you can capture it landing on something and see the effect of it. And it’s near impossible to truly appreciate it unless you are standing right in it, being washed–drenched–by it.
Two accounts of God’s Grace
The first account you can read here. My friend, Terri-Lee, was willing to share with us her personal testimony of God’s amazing grace in her life. She was unfaithful to her husband, but through forgiveness and grace, her marriage was restored! It’s a heart-wrenching story of truth. Go read it for yourself.
The second testimony of God’s grace was from a DVD I watched recently, called “Such Were Some of You.” It is a documentary created for those who have loved ones dealing with homosexuality. Every one of the people who shared their stories on that documentary were rocked to the core by God’s grace.
Their testimonies were of hurt, abuse, heartache, and searching for love and life. Their anguish was so intense and real that when the grace of God washed over them, it was truly life-giving. He came and met each one in a unique and powerful way. Their lives were changed and they were refreshed and renewed.
Those two examples of God’s grace is what today’s rain made me think of. God’s grace is a gentle torrent, waiting to be unleashed to wash us as white as snow! Even though our sin is like crimson (Isaiah 1:18)!
And we don’t earn that. We come just as we are. In fact, it’s because He already knows of our sin completely that He was compelled to invite us to come to Him, to accept His Son as our Savior and to be washed and renewed.
It’s so AMAZING!!
I didn’t intend for this post to be about salvation…
But I guess I can hardly talk about God’s amazing love and grace for us without touching on the salvation from sin and hell that is a result of it.
Rain on me, God! Thank You for Your cleansing, powerful water of LIFE!!
If anyone is struggling or needs God’s love and grace today, it’s yours for the asking. Bring your needs to Him!
Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus…let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
He is Faithful!