The grace of God is best expressed as getting God’s absolute best when we deserve the absolute worst. Before a person becomes a Christian, he lives in a spiritual graveyard (Romans 3:23). The coroner’s report from God declares all have fallen short of grace and in essence exists in a spiritual mortuary. Now there may be varying degrees of decay. Some are sick and dead, others poor and dead, some white and dead, some black and dead, but all are equally dead, meaning without the life of God in them. The Apostle Paul wrote by inspiration Ephesians 2:4-7, and the powerful words should leap off the page and grab our attention. God’s grace rescued us from the eternal and hideous consequences of sin, while we were yet ignorant of our impending tragedy. God made us alive with Christ when we were dead in sin.
I like the story of an Indian who had become a Christian. Some of his brothers began to observe how different his lifestyle had become, they asked, “What has caused such a change?” He looked on the ground and found a worm; then he put it on some leaves and set them aflame. Just before the fire got to the worm, he reached down and rescued the worm out of the flames and held it before his friends and said, “Me, worm.” That is what God’s grace does for all who look to Him by faith in Christ (Galatians 3:26-27).