In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. -Ephesians 1:7-8 (NIV)
This was our assurance of pardon a couple at church of Sundays ago. I haven't been able to stop marvelling over this verse, especially the part about God lavishing his grace upon us. I went to dictionary.com and read the definition of lavish today (definition #3 in particular). God's grace is a gift, exquisite and sumptuous, that we receive again and again and again. What wonderful and mysterious thought... God loves us enough to freely and unceasingly give us the treasure of his grace.