Grace Upon Grace

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At the student-led worship the other night, we sang “Your Love Never Fails.” It’s a really good song; it’s one of my favorites. It has gotten me through some tough times and it’s also a song I sing when I’m overwhelmed with the goodness of God. The chorus goes:

“You stay the same through the ages

Your love never changes

There may be pain in the night

But joy comes in the morning.

And when the oceans rage,

I don’t have to be afraid,

Because I know that you love me.

Your love never fails.”

– Jesus Culture, Your Love Never Fails

God’s love never changes and never fails. This is not dependent on us. We don’t have to perform for God in order to receive His grace. He doesn’t adjust our daily allowance of grace depending on how well we are walking in our Christian life.

The truth is, we will always need more of God. No matter how “good” we think we’re doing – or even if we don’t give our actions a passing thought – we will always need more of His grace. He gives us infinite blessings, and still, we constantly need more of Him. We never run out of need, and He never runs out of mercy and love.

John 1:16 says, “For from His fullness, we have received grace upon grace.” From His fullness. I looked up the word “full” and Google described it as “containing or holding as much or as many as possible; having no empty space,” or, “not lacking or omitting anything; complete.” I like the second definition because it uses the word “complete.” God has completed everything. There is nothing lacking, nothing left undone. His provision for us is full. And from that fullness, from that completion, we have received grace upon grace. There is no ending to the grace He gives. It is infinite and free.

God will never get tired of providing for you. He will never get tired of forgiving you. He will never give up on you. He continues to pursue us even as we push Him away. God’s grace is full and overwhelming, and it never fails.

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