Saved How?: No Catch

“And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.” (Ephesians 2:6-7)

When my son was little, he was always saying, “Let me show you something.” He would grab my hand and drag me off to get excited with him about his latest discovery. It’s one of the ways I knew he cared about me and wanted to include me in his life.

beach_350God wants to show us something. We saw yesterday that he has set us spiritually with Jesus in the exact spot we’ve been destined to fill forever. It’s where we are meant to be. Today he tells us why. Finally. Here comes the small print. Here’s the catch to everything he has showered on us:

“He wants to show us in the coming thousands and thousands of years how endless his grace is by treating us kindly in Jesus.”

Oh. No catch. In fact, you could define grace as “a gift with no catch.” Apparently, it’s not just that God loves us and has mercy to spare. God also likes us. Wants to be with us. Wants us to enjoy being with him forever.


Think: Why do you think we’re always looking for a catch? Why do we want so badly to think we can earn some part of God’s gifts to us?

Pray: Take some time today to think about it and tell God exactly why you’re so grateful for all he has done for you.

Do: Pay attention to how people treat each other today. Why do people do good things for each other? See any examples of “no catch” giving?