Driving in my car recently, I was listening to a contemporary gospel song, called, ‘Call it Grace,’ by Christian musical band called Unspoken. Since that time I have come to adore the song, and is probably now one of my all-time favorites.
As I listened to the lyrics, my heart burned within me. Allow me to share a portion of the lyrics to the song:
It’s the light that pierces through you to the darkest hidden place. It knows your deepest secrets, but it never looks away. It’s the gentle hand that pulls you from the judgment of the crowd, when you stand before them guilty, and you’ve got no way out. The chorus goes on to say, Some may call it foolish and impossible. But for every heart it rescues it’s a miracle. It’s nothing less than scandalous, this love that took our place. Just call it what it is, call it grace.
For the person that accepts Jesus Christ into their heart and life is saved by grace. Yes, every believer has been given an immeasurable amount of God’s grace. Grace is nothing that can be earned which becomes clear in he passage of scripture is found in the Bible in the book of Ephesians 2: 8-9 describes grace best, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.”
Henceforth, there is nothing that we can do to earn earn salvation through grace, absolutely nothing at all, God lovingly bestows it whomever he pleases, and to the heart that is willing to receive it. What I like about the song aforementioned, is that it expounds upon God’s use of grace. God did not stop at salvation, but grace follows us every moment of every second of every hour of every day! Unspoken was right, grace is a miracle.
So, if you think that you have achieved anything in life, you are kidding yourself, to the sinner or the saint — it wasn’t you, it was God’s grace. If you woke up this morning in sound mind and body, it is not because you go to the gym and eat healthily — it is God’s grace. It would do us all so well to humble ourselves, drop to our knees and simply tell God thank you. Thank you Lord for your grace!
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