But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love that He had for us,made us alive with the Messiah even though we were dead in trespasses. You are saved by grace!
– Ephesians 2:4-5
I used to be dead.
Not fake dead, or halfway dead. Dead dead.
And now, I’m writing to you. So, obviously a miracle happened to take my very dead self, and bring me to life.
It’s called grace.
My dead, buried-in-sin soul, was resurrected by grace.
Life can only come from God, and my wrongdoing, my sin, had murdered my connection with Him. So, I lay dead in the pit my sin had drilled, separated from my Creator.
Yet, in the vast richness of His mercy, God saw me when I couldn’t see. He loved me though I was decaying in the darkness. He loved me in my shameful ugliness and bitter death.
God’s great love compelled Him to action. He couldn’t leave me there. He had to intervene.
So, He exchanged His life for mine. He freely gave to me what cost Him everything.
Grace means receiving something good that I do not deserve.
This is amazing grace.
And I’m not dead anymore.