Sometimes I’m overwhelmed by God’s good favor towards me. When I step into a hot shower, when I peer out the windows of my warm house, when I pull up to the pump to fill my tank, when I wash the dishes, when I scrub my kitchen floor, when I sit next to my husband, when I look at our children… these are the times that I recognize the favor of the Lord in my life. And I wonder, “Why?…”
I have done nothing to deserve anything good, and yet God has lavished an abundance of good gifts upon me. Why?…
And, not only has He given me comforts and provisions for this life, but He has also given me comfort and provision for the life to come. For, while I was yet a sinner, Christ died for me (Romans 5:8), paying the price for my sin that I, believing, might live (John 3:16). Talk about undeserved favor!
I’m not going to pretend that I understand it. I don’t. I don’t understand why God has given me everything that I don’t deserve (life and blessing) while at the same time withholding from me that which I do deserve (death and punishment).
All I know is that the mystery of God’s grace drives me to praise. “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God the Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come” (Revelation 4:8b).