Remembering Grace

“I will make known the Lord’s faithful love and the Lord’s praiseworthy acts,

because of all the Lord has done for us –

even the many good things He has done for the house of Israel,

which He did for them based on His compassion and the abundance of faithful love.”

Isaiah 63:7


Remembering God’s grace.  I think we all think of God’s grace in terms of salvation and that grace is a beautiful gift of redemption.  In this beautiful verse the prophet reminds us that grace is inextricably tied to God’s love.  Grace is extended because of God’s love for people.  We do not merit God’s love, nor do we merit His grace, but as we turn our eyes to Jesus and focus our hope on the Sovereign Creator, our eyes are opened to the beauty of His love and grace.


Our response is to praise God by making known of His faithful love and wonderful care.  How quick are you to acknowledge God’s provision to someone you may not know?  I think this is where we are often at fault.  We do not need a diatribe that is laden with theological explanation, we simply need to testify to God’s presence and work through His faithful love.  Sure, it might catch someone else off guard, but they will hear a testimony that points to the all the Lord does for us in His faithful love and grace.


This brings us back to this week of Thanksgiving.  What do we have to be thankful for?  We have a God who based on His compassion, based on His character and nature and the abundance of His faithful love has provided many good things, that call for His people to rejoice and offer thanksgiving praise to the glory of His Name!


We often say, “God is good!” and indeed He is.  I thank God for His goodness, His faithfulness, His enduring love, and His undeserved grace.  Be sure to remember His grace.