Being a Channel or an Extension of Godís Grace

Weekly Digest - Wed, 17 Apr, 2019

Today Palm Sunday is generally commemorated in church history to remind us of Jesus’ Triumphant Entry to Jerusalem. It also marks the beginning of the Passion Week leading to Jesus going to die on the Cross to be the penalty and substitute for humanity sin for our salvation. God’s grace in Christ Jesus made it possible doing for us what we could not do for ourselves. All this put together should fill our hearts with soberness and sense of gratitude to God, the Father through Christ’s love and perfect sacrifice so that we are united in redemption back to God as we believe. In addition to our soberness and gratitude, those of us who are truly a recipient of this abundant grace of God ought also to position ourselves daily so we can be a channel, conduit and extension of that same grace to other people around us, especially those in need. Jesus said, “From everyone who has been given with much, much more will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked” (Luke 12:48)

There is one of our favorite Christian songs that encourages us to be a channel of blessing that we need to take seriously as we relate to people. A part of the song reads as follows: “Is your life a channel of blessing? Is the love of God flowing thru you? Are you telling the lost of the Savior? Are you ready His service to do? Make me a channel of blessing today, make me a channel of blessing I pray; My life possessing, my service blessing, make me a channel of blessing today.”

Another song reads, “Because I have given much; I too, must give; Because of Thy great bounty, Lord, each day I live, I shall divide my gifts from Thee with every brother/sister that I see who has the need of help from me.”

We have been forgiven our sin; let us also forgive others who may sin against us. We have been loved by God unconditionally and sacrificially, we ought also do same to others. You and I are called to be a change agent in our sinful, wicked world. The only way we can do that is by doing exactly how Jesus daily deals with us through God’s grace. God is ready to help us if only we yield or allow Him in obedience.                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dr. Johnson Omoni