I was transfixed by the crumb.
Reference: But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. (Ephesians 4:7 NIV)
Explore: My boys and I were watching some ants crawl along the ground outside. Yep, that’s the exciting life I lead as a mother to young boys!
We were excited to see one of the ants carrying a bread crumb on its back. It was twice the size of the ant itself, and yet the ant persevered in lifting the crumb over rocks and twigs.
My boys were mesmerised by the ant and the dirt, however, I was transfixed by the crumb. All I could think of was: imagine if I had a piece of bread twice the size of me. That is a doughy heaven I could only dream of!
The ant was so small that even a crumb was huge for it. If only the same could be said for me!
Application: There’s a verse in Ephesians that speaks of us receiving grace that has been apportioned to us by Christ. Let me tell you, Christ doesn’t give out crumbs of grace. His portions are twice the size of us and more than we ever need.
If we were to tangibly carry Christ’s grace it would be like this ant with the crumb. His grace is so huge it covers us over and over again.
While I dream of a piece of bread bigger than I can carry, I know that grace that covers me is more life giving than any meal.
We have never deserved the grace that God has given to us, but He hands it to us each and every day. Let’s not forget how great that grace is.
Prayer: Lord, the grace that You offer us is overwhelming to consider. Thank You for loving us so much, that You would cover us with Your grace. Amen.
What has God’s grace covered for you?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.