The list at times seems rather daunting – the list being referred to, is the list of cards and Series ideas that are written down to be explored sometime in the future as the opportunity presents itself to doing so – hopefully… This Series is one such item, which the notation was written down months ago with hopes of being able to take the time to flesh it out so to speak. The hymn that gave me the idea is none other than “Grace Greater than Our Sin” by Julia H. Johnston. The first verse begins with “Marvelous…” and the final verse begins with “Marvelous…” The first verse follows:
Marvelous grace of our loving Lord,
Grace that exceeds our sin and our guilt!
Yonder on Calvary’s mount outpoured,
There where the blood of the Lamb was spilled.
Marvelous, infinite, matchless grace,
Freely bestowed on all who believe!
You that are longing to see His face,
Will you this moment His grace receive?
Just as with discussing this Series with Courtney, there is a VERY specific item being looked for – a Personal, Marvelous Grace, that only God the Father and our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ can give. Notice that the word “can” is used, not the world “could” – there is a reason for that being stated like that. It is because the Grace we each will see has happened, is happening and will continue to happen to each of us, even when we least deserve it from Him.
There really are too many to every catalog, to give them justice and honour anyway, but there are a number of them found in a multiple faceted approach to find those which are everyday, walking Grace that all of us can identify. The could be called the “Daily” Graces one could suppose, but I chose to call them Marvelous Graces because each of them are just that – Marvelous – surely I’d be the last to be considered marvelous by my standard or anyone else for that matter. We are measured up with or by anyone else, nor can they grant the type of Grace’s that our Lord can either.
Something REALLY amazing is shown through each of the Graces given – there is no question about where it comes from – the Bible is the discovery place of them all. There are no statements made that is a repeat of some famous or nearly famous person, no movie stars turning activist on us, no man trying to predict the end of the world, etc. – just God, by way of His Son, delivered through the Holy Spirit. Even the definitions, all of them point God-ward, as they should be doing so. I’ve not made these up – they are in God’s Word, the Guide Book of the Ages.
There are twelve (12) passages of Scripture that give us as Christians very clear and plain “Grace” items which we are given – there are NO exceptions, EVERY one of us have promise of them.
It is my nature to put the lists in order of discovery, not in alphabetical order or the order of Bible texts – take a look at the above order… They already have one – couldn’t done that better if I tried.
Are we listening to Him through the Holy Spirit? Are YOU? Am I? What type of Grace is it that YOU need today? Which one do I need for myself today? Where will those PEOPLE be that need to see the Grace’s shown through each of us that will make an Eternal impact that WE may never REALIZE this side of Heaven? Make NO mistake, today will be a GRACE day, whether we choose to ask for Help, is up to each ONE of us. If it wasn’t for His Marvelous Grace, where would we be? < that is a whole new song <
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