What is Ground Zero Grace?

Ground Zero Grace

What does that mean? 

We’re all familiar with the term “Ground Zero”.

It has often been associated with nuclear explosions , but is also used in relation to earthquakesepidemics and other disasters to mark the point of the most severe damage or destruction.

  • Hiroshima
  • Nagasaki
  • Mount St. Helens
  • World Trade Center
  • Hurricane Katrina
  • Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Each of these events carries with them the images of incredible power, overwhelming loss and mass destruction.  Each has it’s own Ground Zero, a term that has been almost exclusively used as the epicenter of bad news.

How can you possibly fight the effect of destruction of such magnitude?

With something greater.  GRACE.

There is a scripture that says, “But where sin increased, grace increased all the more.(Galatians 5:20)

Another scripture says, “But God's free gift is not like Adam's sin. Many people died because of the sin of that one man. But the grace from God was much greater; many people received God's gift of life by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ.” (Galatians 5:15)

The aim of GROUND ZERO GRACE is to reach the “ground zero” of people’s lives and introduce and apply the Grace of God in it’s various forms.
Kindness, Attention, Comfort, Encouragement, Service, Dignity, Respect, Sweat, Tears, Blood, Affection, Compassion.

We are not fighting fire with fire.  We are coming at it with something greater, nobler, finer.  Something above and beyond this world that can breathe eternity into a dead and dying planet.

So, LET’S DO SOMETHING!  Why sit on the sidelines? Most of us have the heart, but don’t have the opportunity or the invitation.  We simply need a nudge, a bit of information or inspiration to contribute.  To take a chance.  To try.  We’ve got to try! What have we got to lose?

We could lose the opportunity…to make a difference, to help change someone else’s life…and to change our own lives in the process.

GROUND ZERO GRACE is looking to identify some GZ places and discover/learn how to effectively shower Grace into the mix.

This may take shape in the form of BACKYARD MINISTRIES.  I don’t have to travel half way across the world to do some good.   There are tons of opportunities in our own “backyard”!  But it won’t stop there.  The world is a big place and we can certainly do our part to expand our borders to include its’ most needy residents.

We need some help to get started.  It will take some time to do some exploration and learn from some folks who have a lot more experience than us in this “world of need”.

If you are in a position to pitch in a monthy amount or a one-timer the lines are open!  Just push the button.

A little from a lot will go a long way!

God Bless,

Steve Gooch