by Randy Chambers, 2014-08-03
Isaiah 6:5, KJV: Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I
am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips:
for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.
Grace. The very word deeply stirs the hearts of many who follow Jesus Christ. It
is something that penetrates to the inmost parts, and touches more deeply and
words alone can describe. Some have said that grace can be defined as “unmerited
favor.” But try as we might, grace is not something easily defined—it is
something grasped only truly by receiving it and experiencing it. It is most
often understood in moments of personal spiritual poverty. It is often only
comprehended at a time when we look into ourselves and realize our needy
condition. And should we put aside our pride and utter such words as, “Woe is
me, for I am undone…” then we shall here our Lord reply, “My Grace is sufficient
for you…” We do not deserve it. We cannot earn it. We can only receive it. And
through it, we are drawn more closely to God—more closely to His Grace—to a
place wherein we experience His Grace more deeply with each passing day.