„But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved“ Ephesians 2:4-5.
Previous two verses told us that we were dead in our sins. Now, we have much better news: we are alive in Christ. It happened, because He loved us. Love was His motivation in saving us. It has nothing to do with us, our merits or how good we are. We were not that good to be saved. None of us was, is or going to be.
It is only by His love and grace we got eternal life. Be grateful for this gift. It is for free. Imagine, you and I had to be punished, but God had mercy on us. We do not have to do anything to earn this. Even if we tried, our efforts would not convince God to save us. The only thing that we can really do is to believe it and receive. Well, and then thank Him for His great gift. Doesn’t He deserve to be thanked every single day for that? I bet He does. Bless Him every morning for the benefits He has given you.