What Grace Is Ours
Undeserving, yet blessed. What grace is ours at Tri-City Chinese Baptist Church. In this past 6 months, God added Pastor David Tong to shepherd our Cantonese congregation. Many brothers and sisters, young and old, are involved with ministries in the church. More continue to be added. Lives are touched and changed as God’s Word dwells in and impress upon hearts. Faithful and generous giving are supporting the ministry expenses within and beyond. We have a wonderful facility to meet for worship and ministries. God is watching over His people, and answering their prayers. When we count our blessings, what grace is ours!
We live in an imperfect world, a broken world actually. We see and hear discouraging news every day. Terrorism and wars around the world. People assaulted, killed. Relationships strained, families broken. Society morals are declining around us. People are angry, discouraged, disheartened. Yes, people need the Lord. And that’s the reason all Christians have a ministry – a ministry of light to the darkness around us, in our community, in our nation, in the world. What grace is ours when we love, care for and support each other in the body of Christ, and share Christ with those who don’t know Him. God tells us that there is joy in heaven whenever a sinner is saved (Luke 15:7).
We, too, are imperfect people. None of us merits God’s love and His gracious provisions. We know we are undeserving, yet how easy and often it is for us to take God’s grace and blessings for granted. If God has blessed you beyond your needs, how should you respond to His grace? I think the answer lies in recognizing that there is grace upon grace. We know our heavenly Father is the source of all blessings, and He is prepared to richly bless His children. For us to be satisfied, to be comfortable with what we have, we are limiting ourselves from experiencing greater grace, and greater blessings. Let us strive toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus (Phil 3:14). Seek first God’s kingdom and His righteousness (Matt 6:33). Experience God’s grace in its fullest, and let our hearts say, “What grace is ours!”