Ephesians 1:7-8 (ESV)
 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,  which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight
“He lavished (grace) upon us, in all wisdom and insight” (Eph 1:8). Lavished is a good word. The original Greek word means to super-abound. The prefix adds an additional emphasis meaning extra or full. God extra-super-abounded grace upon us. We forget that sometimes I think. The gospel becomes just words. “Jesus died in my place to give me the gift of forgiveness and life.” Yep, okay, so let’s move on. What else is there? I want to get to the really deep truths.
That is the really deep truth. The old song goes, “Why should he love me so?” That is the part we forget. God’s grace becomes mundane because we lose sight of our own sin, brokenness, and failure. We somehow begin to think that maybe we deserved God’s grace. Forgiving us was the only right thing for God to do. We have lost perspective. We are like the children living in the slum that has never seen anything else. Our corner of the slum looks pretty good so why wouldn’t he love me? Why wouldn’t he save me? The problem is that we are in the slum because we chose to turn God’s paradise into a slum. We chose to turn his perfect world upside down. We chose to worship and serve the creature rather than the creator (Rom 1:21-25). When the depth of our sin, brokenness, and rebellion are truly understood they we truly wonder at why he should love us. And yet he did.