John 1:16 For out of His fullness [the superabundance of His grace and truth] we have all received grace upon grace [spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing, favour upon favour, and gift heaped upon gift]. (AMP)

Listen: Totally Amazing Grace

Listen: Totally Amazing Grace

Grace is a rare commodity these days. The world’s system expects you to conform and perform. It expects you to play your little part as an insignificant cog in its grinding machinery. 

If that sounds just a bit too Orwellian, look around. How often do our social systems, the prevailing so-called “wisdoms” of the day, cut you any slack? How often do people overlook your failures, let alone compensate for them and encourage you along the way?

It’s an unforgiving world in which we live. Conform, perform or get out of the road. Yep, grace is in critically short supply … unless, that is, you turn to Jesus.

John 1:16 For out of His fullness [the superabundance of His grace and truth] we have all received grace upon grace [spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing, favour upon favour, and gift heaped upon gift]. (AMP)

That’s very strong language indeed. Despite all our mistakes, despite our rebellion – indeed, because of them – God sent Jesus so that He could heap His grace, His unmerited favour upon us again and again and again.

As Billy Graham once said, God takes the weak and makes them strong. He takes the vile and makes them clean. He takes the worthless and makes them worthwhile. He takes the sinful and makes them sinless.

It’s oh-so-easy to rattle off that word “grace” so frequently, so freely, that we lose sight of its enormity, its magnificence, its eternal ramifications of superabundant blessing in our lives.

Can I encourage you today to look to Jesus, to dwell in His Presence, to be overwhelmed, to receive from Him grace upon grace, upon grace?

That’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.