With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all
Acts 4:33 NIV
Harbour Grace Newfoundland was founded in 1517 by the French king Francis I. It was an important port and fishing centre from the earliest days of European exploration of North America and was a thriving seasonal fishing community by 1550, with permanent settlement beginning in 1583 (24 years before the Jamestown, Virginia colony, often incorrectly cited as the first permanent English settlement in North America, and two years before the lost colony at Roanoke, North Carolina). The first year-round settler that year was Robert Tossey of Dartmouth, England.
Every time we are forgiven by someone, we experience grace. Every time we are given a gift we experience grace. Every time we receive a blessing we weren’t expecting and don’t even feel we deserve, we experience grace. Each of these is picture of how God relates to us. Everything about our faith is by grace – our redemption, our daily walk, our needed provision for ministry and holy living. God gives us freely all we need. He has always done so. In Acts 4:33 we read: “With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all.” God’s grace is as inexhaustible as God’s availability and God’s resources. You can seek His provision and by grace He will provide all you need to live a life that honours Him and brings glory to His great name. As we read the book of Acts we are amazed at how God grew His Church, and wonder if that is possible today. It is happening today, actually, in many parts of the world. And it can happen here too, by God’s powerful grace.
These have been words from the heart.