For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God– Ephesians 2:8
The man never had the American dream of becoming a professional sportsman. He had never thought of being accepted into the National League. But he got the call. They desperately needed him, they said. The very next morning they flew him in. They put him in a hotel, they gave him a car. They paid him well, and they begged him to stay. He had done nothing to promote himself or get himself selected. This man experienced a little of what we can feel each time we remember the grace of God. Do we know how fortunate we are that by the grace of God, He has called us unto Him? Do we know how lucky we are to receive His Gift even though we could not possibly do anything to win salvation?
Perhaps Christians forget that it was not us that got us noticed by God. We may know somewhere deep in our hearts, but in our attempt to turn into good people, maybe we lose sight of the fact. But the point is, that we all need a Savior! God has been gracious! He gives us the free Gift of Jesus Christ! In Jesus, we find our calling! We find our Way to a league of elected ones! Our only merit lies in a heart that responds to God´s love! Could we open our hearts again today? Could we remember, and lend ourselves anew, to the One who has had mercy on us and called us to Him?
Thank You for the grace You have shown us by calling us when we do not deserve You! Now help us respond well and come running to be with You always, we pray!