Let’s see where I stand currently.
I don’t have a job or a lot of money in my checking account, but . . .
I did wake up this morning. I didn’t go hungry today and I had a place to escape from the bitter cold outside. I still have all ten fingers and all ten toes, my health, and most of my coordination skills.
I have a good God and a good future ahead of me.
I still love grace because I still need it. In fact, as I’ve grown older I can definitely say that my need for grace has increased rather than decreased. Or maybe my awareness of my need has increased.
There’s a line from Amazing Grace that I love about how grace will lead me home. That means I won’t ever outgrow my need for it no matter how I mature in my faith. I will always always need grace.
I still love the definition of grace as “God’s riches at Christ’s expense.” It sums it up quite neatly as well as forming an acrostic of the word grace. Also, I love the definition as “God’s unmerited favor.”
Unmerited. As in undeserved. Unearned. Not a reward for the good I’ve done. Not bonus points I earn for living right and eating all my veggies. It’s all in God’s generous and merciful goodness to me.
I think on that note I’ll call it a night. I started my day off with grace and will end it that way.
Good night, dear friends. May you bask in the grace of this great God we serve and never get tired of how it carries and sustains you through all your years.