Endless, Bottomless, Boundless Grace

“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,”therefore I will hope in him.” The Lord is good to those who wait for him,to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. Lamentations 3:24-26

The secret to waiting is to delight in the Lord Jesus Christ as our portion, our fountain of joy and satisfaction. John Owen says,

“Consider the endless, bottomless, boundless grace and compassion that is in Christ, the God of Zion…we are too needy to be satisfied by a mere creature…in Christ there is a fulness like that of light in the sun, or of water in the sea…when the well of his humanity is inseparably united to the infinite, inexhaustible reservoir of his deity, who can possibly drain him dry?”

The sun drenches the earth every day with heat and light, and is never exhausted. Jesus Christ is to believers a sun and a shield. We receive grace upon grace from him, and his reservoir remains filled to the brim. His mercies are infinite and overflowing. Though we have committed millions of sins against him, he washes all of them away, and the ocean of his mercy is not drained in the least. He has inexhaustible supplies of love and grace and strength and joy for his beloved.

Jesus loves for those he redeemed to come to him for grace. He delights in us, for he’s become our husband and we are his bride. He never tires of hearing us, loving us, blessing us, filling us. He says, “Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it” (Ps 81:10). He loves to hear us say, “Jesus, you are my portion. You’re my joy, my satisfaction. All my delight is in you.”

Come to the Fountain today. Come to Christ who is full of endless, bottomless, boundless grace and compassion. Come and drink and be satisfied as you wait upon him.

Mark Altrogge

I’m a pastor at Saving Grace Church in Indiana, PA. I’m married to Kristi, have 5 kids, and a growing number of grandkids. I enjoy songwriting, oil painting and coffee, not necessarily in that order.

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