Who among us has seen God’s Grace?
Comparison to “God’s Grace through His Mercy”
A rhetorical question that too many either refuse to answer or admit fearing retribution from skeptics. We all ask, through prayer, for simple things that God assures he will answer because of a love that is eternal. However, so many do not reach out for what seems impossible and believe the same for God’s ability to come through. How obscene for the finite not to know how this reaction hurts the very essence of a God who loves us more than we could ever return.
We first must understand what grace really is and how quickly our loving creator has left no stone unturned by the speed and deep infusion he uses to plant this gift of grace within our grasp.
“Grace is first and foremost the gift of the Spirit who justifies and sanctifies us. But grace also includes the gifts that the Spirit grants us to associate us with his work, to enable us to collaborate in the salvation of others and in the growth of the Body of Christ, the Church.” (CCC 2003).
When watching people who appear to recover from an emotional crisis and give praise to God for their new-found freedom you may actually see grace in action. Anytime you are able to comfort a friend or your own children bringing them to a positive result that otherwise could have found them in a severe condition, that is grace at work from the Holy Spirit working through you.
Grace is not an entity that we pocket for a special need and retrieve it in a human expression of “look what I just did?” It is deeply spiritual and given by the Spirit to enhance the very depth of God who is waiting for us to reach out with the same concern and love that He is always ready to hand on to those in need.
The one grace-filled gift each of us has been given is not on loan, but a mandated quest that makes us responsible to use when a person can be seen as on their knees pleading for assistance if in no other way than seeking our inner-conscience of love. Each time anyone of us reaches within our own understanding of whom God is, becomes the purveyor of love through grace.
So the answer as to who has seen God’s grace is easier portrayed by who has given God’s grace to another? The fact that we too often fail to see this gift will come to fruition when we receive this grace from another person. Grace is there for all to share, giving or receiving.
Ralph B. Hathaway