Ephesians 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us 5 even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—
God's incredible grace and mercy is revealed in this passage for it comes in response to what we have done. We were dead through our trespasses and sins -- but God! We refused to live according to the leading of the Spirit -- but God. We lived according to the passions of the flesh -- but God. We were all born into sin -- but God.
This is the good news -- but God "rich in mercy," loved all of us anyway. The good Father never, ever gives up on his children and awaits them with his arms stretched wide open welcoming them home by grace. No one is ever worthy of this salvation for all are sinners and an infinite number of good works would never make any of us worthy. But God -- loved us anyway, and thanks be to God he sent his son to die for us. All can be made alive in him.
Lord, it's hard to imagine your love and mercy that reaches out to us but I am so grateful. Thank you for your abounding love. Amen.
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