Abundant Grace

Abundant…what does it mean? According to Webster’s Dictionary it means present in great quantity; more than adequate, well supplied, abounding, richly supplied.

This time of year, Zucchini begins to appear around church. Everyone is sharing their abundance. It has always amazed me at the production of the Zucchini plants. It always seemed like they would grow overnight. I would pick some one night and the next night when I came home from work there would be more. It was always so satisfying brining in a bucket load of vegetables at night.

The grace of God toward his fallen creatures is like that bucket of vegetables full to overflowing abundance. We have done nothing to deserve his grace toward us and yet he willing bestows it unto us. Not only do we receive his grace at our Salvation, but everyday. He does not leave us once we are saved, but continues to guide our foot steps of the everyday grind. It is most comforting to know that God is always there.

Whither shall I go from thy spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.Psalm 139:7-10
The other day when I got to work, I collapsed at my work station feeling defeated not another day of sitting and looking at the same little white pieces of fabric all day long. How was I going to get through the day? I can’t do this. Well, that was true. I couldn’t get through the day on my own strength. God’s abundant grace helps me through each day. I have a plaque on my wall to remind me of this. It says “The will of God will never lead you where the Grace of God cannot keep you.” This so very true. God’s love and grace are always there is all we have to do is ask.
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.Ephesians 3:20
No two lives look the same. Our lives are each our own book. Our struggles are not the same. What may be a struggle for me is not a struggle for you, but it is most comforting to know that God is working through even the darkest of times shining His light so that we can see His grace more abundantly.

Zucchini Boats

6 Medium Zucchini
1 lb. Bulk Sausage
Small onion
3 Cloves Garlic
1 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 Cup Fine Cracker Crumbs
2 Eggs slightly beaten
Pepper to taste

-Cook whole Zucchini in boiling salted water till barely tender, 7-10 minutes. Cut in half lengthwise; scoop squash from shells and mash.
-Cook Sausage onions and garlic; drain off excess fat. Stir in mashed Zucchini and remaining ingredients. Save a sprinkling of cheese.
-Spoon Zucchini mixture into shells, place in shallow greased baking dish. Sprinkle with reserved Parmesan Cheese. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until heated through.


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