When was the last time you dwelt on the grace of God?
Like, really dwelt on the grace that He has extended toward you before you knew Him up until today, and toward the rest of humankind in coming down from Heaven so that we could be reconciled to Him? Sometimes the gap between sitting in that moment is larger than I’d like to admit.

When I first started following Him, His grace was really obvious and evident. My life truly felt like Psalm 40:2:

“He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.”

At that point in my life, His grace was something I was constantly aware of and it spurred inside of me a deep love for Him. The change was dramatic.

It’s been over 7 years since then. While His grace is unchanging and it is still changing me, the changes happening in my life aren’t as dramatic as they once were—at least on the surface. But if this is the same grace that brings us unto salvation, it is just as radical and awe-inspiring… maybe we just need to remember how miraculous His grace really is in every area of our lives.

Today I was listening to the song “25” by Red Rocks Worship and reading Psalm 25 (the psalm which the song was created from) along with it. As I read verses 8 and 9, I couldn’t help but stop in my tracks and think on His great grace.

“Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way. He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble His way.”

As a parent finds joy in leading their child, teaching them, and in showing them the way, He takes even greater joy in relationship with you and I.

Brothers and sisters, remember that our God is FOR YOU, not AGAINST YOU. He wants to show us grace. He is good, He is loving, and He is what you and I need. May you find the rest, strength, and hope you need right now in His loving arms, and may it change the way you live.

Bethany Rios
Office Staff