“You are not just saying that because I’m yours, right?” She asked. I paused speechless for a moment; my face expressionless still trying to soak in the “I’m yours” part. It sounded so surreal. “No. I mean it, that was a very beautiful piece” I said. “I love you boo boo” she said. “You know, when people say I love you, they concentrate more on the love part and forget the you part. So, I love you, the you that treats me like a queen, the you future husband of my youth and the dad to our little munchkins, the you that is kind and generous, the you that sees me.”
“See you?” I asked. “Yeah, you know people don’t see me, and even if they do, you the only one who looks at me the way you do. You the one who sees me.” Now, when a fine specimen of a hermosa Christian lady like this one tells you that, what else do you do? You look up to the heavens with hands cupped like in a prayer posture and say “Jesus, I know that’s you working”
When we're first introduced to Saul, he was on a mission. In as much as the bible describes him as handsome, tall and with no equal among the young men in Israel, no one saw Saul. Like really saw him. He was busy looking for his father’s lost donkeys. A duty that Kish’s servants would have done but Kish decided to send his son together with one servant.
Listen, there are duties, responsibilities and assignments that will come your way and you’d be thinking you are too learned for such, that it is below your pay grade. Let it be known to us tonight that sometimes in this walk of life, God will take us down some paths that might not make sense, yet these are the paths that will lead us to our destiny and the key ingredient to getting there is our obedience.
It was grace that located Saul while he was busy looking for his father’s lost donkeys and had him anointed as the king of Israel. It was grace that found David, picked him from the bush where he was tending to his father’s sheep to face goliath. It was grace in the five loaves of bread the young lad had, that fed the five thousand men. It was grace that was sufficient for apostle Paul. It was grace that located the man at the pool of Bethesda and made him whole. Bethesda means the house of grace, it had five porches. The number five in the Bible signifies grace. And Jesus knowing too well that the invalid man had been there a long time, reaches out to him with grace.
I don’t know where you are at in this journey of life, I don’t know your struggle, neither do I know the demons you are fighting. Depression, joblessness, homelessness, miscarriages, lack of finances, sickness, envy from people you thought were your friends, the list is endless.
You may be out here looking for a way out of the mystery life has caused you, working hard to make ends meet, trying to relocate and find a better job to fend for your kinsmen. You could be waiting on the Lord to come through, defiantly hoping against hope, refusing to give up, yet nothing seems to be bearing fruit. Listen, grace sees you. Grace will locate you
Life is full of plights and being a child of God doesn’t exempt anybody from such. Just because God’s hand is upon you, it doesn’t mean you won’t face issues. But here’s the thing my dear, God is the God of all grace. That amazing grace. We might suffer for a little while, but the buck stops with Jehovah, the God who stoops to where we are, His grace has never run out of stock and it ain’t about to start now.
Child of God; Grace Will Locate You.