“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),”
Do you ever just think about how great God’s grace is? We sing Amazing Grace all the time, but do we really understand just how amazing it is? John Newton, the author of Amazing Grace, understood all too well. A captain who was out to sea during a vehemently wild storm, Newton just knew his life was almost over. But when he cried, "Lord, save us!" God did just that. Newton had experienced God’s amazing grace.
Do you understand just how awesome the grace of God is? You were lost in a storm. You used to be dead (totally unresponsive) to God. Because you were dead, there was nothing you could do to reach Him. You were stuck in alienation from the Lord, dead in your sins, and surely headed to drown to spiritual death in them. BUT GOD, through His amazing unmerited favor chose to make eternal life a possibility for you. If you have been born again, then He has brought you from spiritual death (being separated from Him forever) to everlasting life. DO YOU UNDERSTAND HOW IMMEASURABLY AWESOME THAT IS?