In this world there are many laws, principles and powers at work. These things and entities are real and just because we can’t see them, doesn’t mean that they are not real. In Ephesians 6:12 we are told that,
“….we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
In the physical world there are also many laws, including the law of Motion, the law of Thermodynamics and the law of gravitation or Gravity. This Law of Gravity pulls all the objects down to keep us “anchored” to the earth. I am thankful for this gift from God in the sense that it prevents us from floating aimlessly through space. In another sense, Gravity is not necessarily our best friend as it also exercises its powerful force upon our bodies as we age.
There is another “law” or principle at work in this world. It is really a gift from God called grace. Grace is God’s favor for undeserving and wicked sinners. The law of Gravity pulls us down, but the gift of Grace brings us up and leads us all the way to heaven. We are saved by grace; we are forgiven by grace; we are redeemed by grace and we are sustained and blessed by God’s grace.
If Gravity keeps us down and Grace brings us up to God, then Gratitude is the attitude that allows us to keep flying in the heavenly places. A grateful heart soars above all the troubles and tribulations, for it sees the loving hand of God behind everything.
Gravity, Grace and Gratitude are gifts from an All-loving, All-knowing and All-powerful God. I am thankful to God for all his gifts, blessings and benefits. By his Gravity I am safe; by his Grace I am saved and by his gratitude I remain sane.
Remember to be grateful always for all that God has given you and has done (and will continue to do) for you. If you are saved in amid a lost world, safe in an evil world and sane in a crazy world, what more could you want from God?