When God decided to save us, it was not enough that He paid the ultimate price with His life so that we will be saved from the hell that we deserved. Rather, He also chose to crown us with abundant and eternal life that begins today. It was not enough that He cleansed us of miry hearts but He also gave us hearts after His own. It was not enough that He would have us feed from the crumbs that fell from His table but He invited us to feast richly in His presence. It was not enough to accept His prodigal sons and daughters but He forgave us of all sins and dressed us with fine robes and jewels. It was not enough that He healed the sick and brokenhearted but He raised us into a strong army already victorious in battle.
This is the saving grace of Christ in which we did not get what we deserved or were given only a taste of mercy but that we are blessed: pressed down, shaken together, and running over in order that we will be forever thankful.
"He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time" (2 Timothy 1:9).
Inspired by Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon
Scripture taken from the New International Version (NIV) from biblegateway.com.