On November 4, 2008, when Barak Obama became the first African-American president elect, many of us sat in awe, and regardless of political allegiance said to ourselves, “this is truly amazing”! However, as awesome a moment that was, when compared with God’s amazing grace in our lives, President Obama’s election was no more awe-inspiring than an afternoon nap in front of the TV set.
Not content to live under the authority of God, Adam, like many of us, said if it “looks good”, “feels good”, and “tastes good”, I’m going to do it. In doing so, he chose a life of rebellion and separation from his creator. (Romans 5:12) He chose the temporary pleasures of sin, over the disciplined life of obedience to God. Everyday we too face the same choices. Do we serve God, or serve ourselves? Do we follow His Word, or follow this world?
But God! Two words which have altered the course of human history. Two words that give hope to the hopeless, and restores our broken relationship with the Father. “But God demonstrates his own love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us”. (Romans 5:8) That’s amazing grace!
What makes the grace of God so amazing is that not only are we saved by grace, but we are also sustained by grace. From the air we breathe, to the food we eat, all are gifts provided by the amazing grace of God
When we planned the launch of our new church five years ago, our launch team agreed that whatever we named our church, the word grace had to be a part of it. Because God’s grace meant that much to us as we moved forward on our journey, Abundant Grace was launched with a mission to be a living model of His amazing grace.
If you have accepted Jesus Christ in your life, you’ve been saved. That’s the amazing grace of God! If you’re alive today, you’ve been sustained. That’s the amazing grace of God! Landmark elections can be an awesome experience. However, only the grace of a loving, compassionate, and sovereign God… can truly be called amazing!
HOW HAS GOD SHOWN YOU HIS AMAZING GRACE?
Who Would Have Thought by Marvin Winans