Thoughts are mostly triggered by what we’ve heard or read. The twentieth floor of a building can never boast against the first nineteen floors because it solely exists because of them. The following article has been triggered by things I’ve heard and read. As such, there’s no originality, but, perhaps, a larger view of the surroundings of God’s grace.
The last view months have been very difficult for me, including a small reality of the goodness, greatness, and glory of God. When the dark clouds cover the sun, we have no problem believing that the sun still exists in all its glory; yet, the actual experience of the sun with its light and warmth is far better.
One of the thoughts that was an enormous encouragement to me is the fact that the smallness of God’s grace in our lives solicits the same infinite delight of the Father than the greatness of His grace in our lives.
God didn’t create the universe in one split second; He did so over six days. Yet, almost each part was met with: “And God saw that it was good” (Gen. 1:4, 10, 12, 18, 21, 25). Each part was good and the whole of it “very good” (Gen. 1:31).
The same is true with His work of grace in our lives. While that work may be small and seemingly insignificant, each particle of grace has the name Jesus engraved on it. Just like a small seed can grow into a large, strong, beautiful tree, even so the smallest work of God’s grace in our lives has the inevitable reality of eternal ages of matchless glory within itself.
As such, the Father has the same infinite delight in the smallness of His grace as He does in the greatness of His grace. Ultimately, the greatness of His grace sprung forth from any “smallness” of His grace. The slightest measure of grace within our lives solicits the same infinite delight of the Father as if we were already glorified.The slightest measure of grace within our lives solicits the same infinite delight of the Father as if we were already glorified. Click To Tweet
Why? Because any measure of grace, no matter how small, comes entirely from Jesus. It is, so to speak, a small reflection of who He is and what He will do. Since He began a “small” work of grace within you, you are as loved by the Father as He loves His Son, for He sees His trace within you.
What may seem small to us, just like the stars in the sky, is actually infinitely great. The smallest particle of grace contains the absolute certainty that He will grow what He has planted.