4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:4-10)
For this text, I have underlined the words in bold above and in the margin of my bible I have written “What God Did!” and “What God Will Do!”. When my eyes hit this part of my bible I am encouraged because the bottom line is that God has worked, is working and will work. He is always working in me and for me and what He wants is to ensure that I make it home to Him.
Jesus is calling me (Come) and God is working…how awesome! We see that He is rich in mercy, has great love, and He saves by grace. Mercy, love, and grace from the Great I AM every moment of every day…backwards and forwards…that is where we are if we are in Christ Jesus through obedience to the gospel.
Take these words today and be encouraged. Mercy, love, grace. God has done, is doing, and will do! He is leading us home. Heaven! Salvation!