Is there such a thing as too much grace?
That is what I want to know with much exasperation as I scramble to come up and out from under, being crushed by yet another disappointment in a relationship.
I mean, how many times do I offer grace?
I feel used. I feel baffled. I feel angry.
Have you ever felt that way? You give and give and pardon and give….and wonder if it makes any difference.
With a heavy heart and tears welling up, I speed out of my driveway.
The colored leaves nearly gone, exposing the stark, dead-ness of winter coming seems an appropriate picture of this situation; dried up and bare. Yet, like grace poured out, the limitless sky and clouds, illuminated by the sun, offset the trees and creates a brilliant crisp image before me; perfectly beautiful. And that ‘s how grace is , isn’t it – perfectly beautiful.
My thoughts turn to Jesus as I praise Him for the beauty. And the answer came forth:
No, there is no such thing as too much grace.
1 Timothy 1:14 tells of ABUNDANT grace poured out onto us – onto me, along with faith & love.
Dried up and bare, I ponder…
…how much grace was poured over me before I was a believer? How much grace is STILL being poured over me as I continually strive to walk this walk in Jesus’ Way?
Humbled by my own need for grace, all my angst disappeared. Truth fills me; no longer dried up and bare. Truth refuels and centers us, doesn’t it?
Jesus gives ABUNDANT amounts of grace. In fact, “abundant” conveys it is even more than is needed.
I answer my own rhetorical question as the drive in my car comes to an end.
Nope!… there is never too much grace.
Thank the LORD for that, yes? I am continually poured upon…therefore, in His image, I must keep pouring grace out upon others, with faith and with love. Won’t you join me in this venture to keep on pouring out grace abundantly?