God’s blessings for us surpass the imagination. His mercy abounds even when we were sinners and enemies of His (Ja 4:4; Ro 5:6,8). Paul describes our miserable condition in Ephesians chapter two. We were once dead in sin (1), walked with the prince of the power of the air (2), controlled by our lusts (3), children of wrath (3), without God, separated from Christ, without hope (11-12). Quite a miserable condition with no way to fix it by ourselves.
Yet, God in His immeasurable kindness loved us (4), set us free (5), and raised us up to be seated with Him in heavenly places (6).
The old hymn “What Wondrous Love is This” captures the wonderful love of the Lord toward us.
“What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul!
What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul!”
I don’t know why God loves us this much, but I am so glad that He does! The wonderful grace of God through faith and the blood of Jesus puts us into the “beloved” (Ep 1:6). So blessed are we (1:3), that we are now God’s people (2:19). We are even steady pillars in God’s temple (2:20-22).
Let us loud the grace, mercy and kindness of our God who loved us so much to save us while we were yet sinners (Ro 5:8). Let us tell the world about His love and make disciples and fellow heirs of the Kingdom (Mt 28:19-20).
Have you told someone today?
Joseph D. Chase
North Loop Church of Christ
Gladewater, Texas 75647