Now grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of the Messiah’s gift.
So many of the promises of Scripture are almost too much to handle. They rarely seem too small but very often seem to be just too big. We have been given grace – that in itself is more than we can process. Why have we been given grace? What have we done to deserve such favor? Can any man or woman ever truly say that they have done something that might truly deserve the grace and favor of the Creator of the Universe? In my case it is almost always the opposite. All too readily what I have done to deserve Hell is made evident in my life. This promise of grace itself is amazing enough.
Yet, Paul indicates that we have received grace ‘according to the measure of Lord Jesus’ gift’. We have not just received grace overflowing. We have received grace overwhelming. How does one deal with such a gift? Such a promise? With amazement, yes, but how do we deal with this sort of love, favor, mercy and blessing? It is no wonder that Paul prays that we may be able to comprehend and know this vast love of Father God for His children. It is almost beyond comprehension. Almost beyond understanding. Almost more than we could ever ask or imagine. Almost. But then almost only counts in horseshoes and hand-grenades and Father God is not in the business of ‘almosts’. His promises are for certain in every respect. All of the promises are ‘Yes’ in Christ Jesus. He is our life. He is our glory. He is Salvation for those who will simply submit.
It is almost more than one can accept, yet, it’s acceptance is truly the difference between life and death. No one should wonder why.