“My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness” (II Corinthians 12:9).
Grace is a great prosperous blessing among all blessings of God. If grace is available in the eyes of God, no other thing could be better for that. He looks at you and says with love “My son, my daughter, my grace is sufficient for thee.”
Some months ago I preached in a church and when I came out of it, a woman knelt before me to pray. When I placed my hands on her, God gave the word “Rejoice, highly favoured one.” Following this, she felt God’s blessings of grace descending on her and she shed the tears of joy.
She said, “Sir, the grace of God is sufficient for me because I have spent many years without giving birth to children. Now I have become old and I shall lean on His grace alone. When you began to pray, God spoke the words ‘highly favoured one’ and this touched my heart deeply.”
‘Grace’ is a sweet word. The mercy which God extends even to the undeserving ones is called as Grace. God gives this grace every day. Lord’s mercies are new every morning. Jeremiah says, “Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed” (Lamentation 3:22).
King David says, “Your loving kindness is better than life” (Psalm 63:3). Generally, the man values the life most. He is prepared to spare anything in return for life. When a thief bullies a wealthy person with a knife and asks him to choose between wealth and his life, the wealthy man will prefer to give away all his wealth and retain his life. Every man has such a great liking for his life.
But King David says, “Your loving kindness is better than life.” What does this mean? The meaning is that the grace brings blessings both to this age and to the age to come. Even after the life departs, the grace will guide one to the eternal nation. That is why King Davis repeatedly writes in several Psalms to give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! (Psalm 117:1, 106:1, 136:1)
Dear children of God, let the grace of God surround you today. “For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him” (Psalm 103:11)
To meditate: “But he who trusts in the Lord, mercy shall surround him” (Psalm 32:10).