Day Five: Grace Upon Us All
The most dynamic preacher in the pulpit has no more grace power than those members of the Body working behind the scenes. It may be those preparing food, those working in children’s ministry, singing in the choir, running the tech equipment, praying a prayer of faith for the sick. There are various works to be done and God’s Spirit works through people for many more things than just a few spectacular gifts that gain the most attention.
A healthy church is not one that relies on a small group of people with some kind of charisma in the modern sense, but a church where great grace is seen upon them all.
There is a song that says, “There is grace for every need, grace for you, grace for me, grace free.” This seems to be what Paul was telling us in Romans 5:20 when he said, “But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.” Toe abound means to exist in abundance. It carries with it the added idea that abundance is more than enough.
This Scripture verse is really saying, “Where sin exists in abundance, grace was in super abundance and then more added on top of that.” There is enough grace issued from God’s throne to cope with all the sorrows, the heartaches, the difficulties, the temptations, the trials we face and more added to that. God’s grace is all sufficient, more than enough for all we will ever need.
“Let us come boldly to the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” This church will be unstoppable when it can be said, “Great grace is upon them all!”