This week I’m thinking about super-sizing…

I am not a super-sizing kind of gal… but it is quite a thing in our society! The word has been around for awhile, since 1876, in fact. But ever since McDonald’s… well… it means something wholly new.

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McDonald’s introduced the idea of “super-sizing” your meal in 1992… that’s almost 30 years ago! The concept (as if I need to do this) is that you can take your large meal and make it SUPER large. So your cup of coke becomes a keg and your bag of fries becomes a bucket. 

Now, if you are a super-sizer, please don’t get disappointed with me and stop reading… I really am going somewhere with this… hang in there.

Of course, after 30 years of super-sizing there are some naysayers: obesity trends are up, so is diabetes. There is the whole documentary “Super-Size Me” and the resulting scare tactics in health classes across the nation (you know, the fast food hamburger on the teacher’s desk for the past 15 years…).

And yet, there is still that temptation, right? After all, I only eat McDonald’s fries every so often… could it really hurt? Even though we know all these things about super-sizing… well…

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God—not the result of works, so that no one may boast.

Ephesians 2:8-9

So riddle me this:Why are we, a super-sizing sort of people, not interested in God’s super-sized grace. Maybe it is the age-old question of why the bad-for-us-things in life are the things that we find easy to do. Maybe it’s because we can’t really believe that God would bother. Maybe it’s because we just can’t think that God’s grace is really for me.

Here’s the thing: God was the original super-sizer. But not for God. No, God didn’t super-size the order for the divine self — God super-sized for you. “Grace on top of grace” on top of grace. This is a song that I heard last weekend: the Allan Scott Band introduced me to it, but it has been around for awhile. Grace on top of grace… so much grace. You see? God doesn’t just show us grace, but grace upon grace! Grace so big we can’t hold it. So much grace that all the super-sized coke cups in the world can’t hold it.


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