God’s mercy? How do you describe in words what it feels like to receive all that? We are feeling beings… we can express it when we feel happy or sad, angry or glad… But how do you describe the freedom we gain through Jesus?
I can remember the day I accepted Christ as my Savior… the exact date escapes me, but I know what the weather was like and I could even take you to the exact spot by a lake in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta. I can also remember the feeling… I cried, I was happy, I felt freedom, I didn’t feel ashamed anymore, I felt peace and joy, there was a lifting off of me of all kinds of worries and burdens and I actually did feel brand new and had this newness of life. But to describe it in one word – even as someone who has an intense love for words – I can’t do it.
God’s grace, to me, is this vast, non-comprehendible ‘thing’ that just washes over us continually and keeps growing! I’ve ‘lived’ a lot of life, bouncing from one side of the tracks to the other, taking my own will back, giving it to him, then it’s mine again… For about 25 years, it was a very interesting relationship I had with Jesus (to say the least!). But God’s grace NEVER ran out on me and it still doesn’t today.
People on the outside, those who aren’t with Christ or aren’t passionately pursing Him, can sit there and tell me it’s all in my head, God’s not real etc. But I KNOW He is… because I’ve experienced Him… MANY times!
His grace and mercy are new to me every single day. And the more I experience it, the more I want it, the more passionate I am about it. But it still leaves me at a loss for words on how to describe it…
God’s grace in one word… Miraculous? Freedom? Peace? Amazing? Forever? Joy? Love? Unending? I can’t… You need to experience it for yourself! Because God IS good!!