Let Me Live in the Glory of Your Grace
I was listening to this song two nights ago and I was struck by the phrase, Let me live in the glory of Your grace. What does this mean?
I define God’s grace as His unconditional love. It is His grace that sent Jesus to die for my sins before I was born, before I knew Him, and certainly before I loved Him. It is Abba’s grace, freely given to me, that overflows in me and out of me to others. I love others that, in my own ability, I would not be able to be kind, even forgiving to as we interact.
God’s grace, His love, is perfect, as He is perfect. So now I follow the word trail that God’s grace would also be covered in His glory. What is “glory”? The presence of God? God’s essence?
The heavens proclaim the glory of God.
The skies display his craftsmanship.
Day after day they continue to speak;
night after night they make him known.
They speak without a sound or word;
their voice is never heard.
Yet their message has gone throughout the earth,
and their words to all the world. Psalm 19:1-4 (NLT)
God’s glory has gone throughout the world. It has gone. It is here. It is available to me through His love. God, my good and perfect Father, holds nothing good back from His children.
Did you see the glory of God on this child’s face? It’s there not because of who she is but because of whose she is! She saw a man who was hungry. Her heart, her spirit given to her by her Heavenly Father, was touched and responded with His grace, His unconditional love. God’s glory was manifested in this child.
If the heavens proclaim God’s glory, what is my life proclaiming? As Darlene Zschech said in the lyrics of the song, Let me live in the glory of His grace. I have a choice of where I live. Every day, help me make a God-choice, Abba.