One of the important things to remember about our salvation is this. We are not the first “actor.” Wait, what? What does that mean? What are you even talking about? Colossians 1: 13-14 explains this concept quite well:
13 He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
Paul writes here, He (God the Father), has rescued us from darkness and has transferred us into His Son’s kingdom. Our salvation begins with God’s action. God extends grace to us, a grace that we must then accept. But God is the one that extends that grace.
He begins it. He starts it. We then, accept it.
What does that mean for us in our daily living today? God is seeking you out. God is looking for you. God is searching for you. God’s grace is actively on the hunt for you. So often in our lives, we feel as though we are looking for God, we are the ones trying to find Him. Today in the text, we see this. No. God is the one seeking us out. God’s grace is everywhere. Through the words of a co-worker. Through the song on the radio. Through the reading of scripture. Through prayer.
God’s grace is constantly there, seeking you out. Seeking to draw you closer and closer to the one who loves you most. You are His beloved. He cares for you. He loves you. He wants you to know the life that comes only from Him.
He is seeking you out, today.
Today, may we open our eyes to God’s presence in our lives, may we all His grace to find us. And may we accept that grace when it comes into our lives. Because only in His grace to we find life.