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God’s Never-Ending Grace

God’s Never-Ending Grace

A few years ago, our family went on vacation to the beach. Rosie, grandchild number one, was three-and-a-half years old and had never seen the ocean. We all wondered how she would respond to the sight. When she saw the waves and heard the roar of the water, she watched and listened and then finally asked, “When does it turn off?”

It doesn’t, sweetie.

We ask the same about God’s grace. Surely it will dry up and stop flowing, right? Wrong.

Surely we will exhaust His goodness, won’t we? Never.

We will at some point write one too many checks on His mercy and love, correct? Incorrect.

He doesn’t treat us as our sins deserve,
nor pay us back in full for our wrongs.
As high as Heaven is over the earth,
so strong is His love to those who fear Him.
And as far as sunrise is from sunset, He has separated us from our sins.
As parents feel for their children,
God feels for those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:10–13 MSG

“Can anything make Me stop loving you?” God asks.

“Watch Me speak your language, sleep on your earth, and feel your hurts. Behold the Maker of sight and sound as He sneezes, coughs, and blows His nose. You wonder if I understand how you feel? Look into the dancing eyes of the Kid in Nazareth; that’s God walking to school. Ponder the Toddler at Mary’s table; that’s God spilling His milk.

“You wonder how long My love will last? Find your answer on a splintered cross, on a craggy hill. That’s Me you see up there, your Maker, your God, nail-stabbed and bleeding. Covered in spit and sin-soaked.

That’s your sin I’m feeling.

That’s your death I’m dying.

That’s your resurrection I’m living. That’s how much I love you.”

“Can anything come between you and Me?” asks the firstborn Son.

Hear the answer, and stake your future on the triumphant words of Paul:

I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor ruling spirits, nothing now, nothing in the future, no powers, nothing above us, nothing below us, nor anything else in the whole world will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. — Romans 8:38–39 NCV


Excerpted with permission from Stories for Your Soul by Max Lucado, copyright Max Lucado.

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Your Turn

If you truly believed that God’s grace was never-ending like the oceans’ tides, how would it affect your life? How would it change the way you interact with others? How might it alter the way you view yourself?

Come share your answers with us! We want to hear from you! ~ Devotionals Daily