Apostle Grace Lubega
Ephesians 4:9-10(AMP); [But He ascended?] Now what can this, He ascended, mean but that He had previously descended from [the heights of] heaven into [the depths], the lower parts of the earth? He Who descended is the [very] same as He Who also has ascended high above all the heavens, that He [His presence] might fill all things (the whole universe, from the lowest to the highest).
The story of Mel Trotter is a story of true grace.
Mel Trotter was an alcoholic whose addiction to the bottle robbed him of a conscience. He spent his days drinking himself into oblivion just like his father before him.
When he himself became a father, he pledged to his wife never to drink again. However, no matter what he did and where he went, his demons pursued him relentlessly.
One day, he returned home after many days away drinking to find his wife carrying the lifeless body of his child and he made a further desperate promise to stop drinking.
After the child’s funeral service, he sneaked to the coffin, stole the shoes from his dead child’s feet and sold them for a drink.
How low can a man sink? Unable to live with himself any longer, he chose suicide by drowning himself in Lake Michigan. On his way to his watery grave, Mel Trotter slipped into the Pacific Garden Mission and while there, the Lord met him and changed his life forever.
This story, like countless others, reminds us that no one is beyond the hand of grace.
Christ descended to the lowest parts of the earth to prove to humanity that no matter what level one’s depravity brings them to, His redeeming love can still reach them and save them.
God’s grace is high enough, deep enough and broad enough to redeem and snatch us away even from the strongest of vices.
His name be praised!
FURTHER STUDY: Romans 4:16, Romans 3:24-26
GOLDEN NUGGET: No one is beyond the hand of grace. Christ descended to the lowest parts of the earth to prove to humanity that no matter what level one’s depravity brings them to, His redeeming love can still reach them and save them.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this truth. I thank You for your unchanging grace that keeps, strengthens and preserves me. Because it is of faith that it may be of grace, I believe in You, in what You can do and have done in me. I live my life in the consciousness of Your power and Your righteousness. In Jesus’ name, Amen.