I have always loved words. The power of painting pictures, describing feelings and atmospheres just by a word or two seems like a miracle to me. Being able to share thoughts and ideas with people around me is a way to understand life and its meaning. Isn’t that one purpose of life itself? Anyhow, words truly are magically powerful.
According to Simon Peter (John 6:68, NIV) it is Jesus Christ who has the most powerful words, words of eternal life.
I’ve been asking myself what is the most beautiful word in the Bible. I guess there are as many answers as readers or there are as many answers as times each of us reads the Bible. One of my favorite answers is ‘lovingkindess’. That word just sums up God’s purpose towards mankind. It is quite mind-blowing that the king of the universe lovingly and kindly watches over us.
How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God!
Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings.(Psalm 36:7, NKJV)
But probably the most exciting word in the Bible for me is ‘grace’. That even includes ‘lovingkindness’ and it pretty much declares God’s plan for us:
Grace is the base of faith.
Grace is a sign of God’s lovingkindness.
Grace is God’s gift of salvation freely given to us, undeserving creatures.
Grace is everything we need.
This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.(Romans 3:22-24, NIV)
What could be even more powerful and exciting? It is when we take God’s grace seriously. Then grace becomes wild grace. Wild is another intriguing word. Wild is something untamed, unruled, unexpected.
Grace does not become wild grace in our own lives before we stop trying to control God’s power in our lives. God respects our will and desires; God doesn’t push us to do something we do not want to do. But that easily leaves us without experiencing the wildness of God’s grace.
Grace is there to everyone to seek, to beg and to receive. But only few want more. Only few want to know God in depth. Only few want to experience the true power of resurrection, the true wildness of grace, and the true words of eternal life.
I invite you to journey towards God’s wild grace. Very often it is only about daring to be bold and say yes to God. At the end it is about letting God’s will happen in our lives, letting God’s wind blow in our lives.
Fascinating, exciting, and daring.
Something worth of exploring.