Facing Covid 19: Daily Words of Grace – Aug 1

Saturday, August 1, 2020


Glory Everywhere

Generosity with all of us.

Isaiah 66:18

For I know their works and their thoughts, and I am coming to gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come and shall see my glory.

Romans 10:12

For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and is generous to all who call on him.

Words of Grace For Today

God knows everyone’s works and thoughts. No one slips under the radar of all knowing God. Everyone, no matter their nation or tongue, will come to know God’s glory, power, and God’s knowledge of their everything.

God’s full knowledge of Jesus’ followers also applies to everyone, no matter Jew or Greek (or in today’s word – white or coloured, rich or poor, powerful and connected or isolated and expendable). God knows everything about everyone, and Jesus’ followers come in all types, no bias.

All that can be terrible news for those who are guilty. … Well that is everyone.

That can be terrible news; that is the 2nd side to the sharp sword of the Gospel, the sword that cuts us free from our sins; and it cuts to the heart of the matter to show up our desperate need to God’s Grace.

Thankfully God is gracious with everyone, and generous with grace for everyone who calls on the Lord. Jesus answers everyone who calls.

Sometimes the answer is that Jesus will be with us as we continue to suffer what we want to be free of, the lies about us, the weight on our shoulders.

Other times the answer that Jesus gives us saves us from the evil that threatens our very lives.

No matter the answer Jesus gives us, whether we continue through the suffering or are freed, life abundant is nevertheless ours. We can Breathe.

We can give thanks.

Jesus is generous.

We can share the blessedness Christ’ gives us with all people (no matter the person or nation) and we can share generously.