Friday, November 1, 2013

Five-Minute Friday: Grace

If Grace is an ocean, we're all sinking

What does grace look like in my life?

Amazing.

It looks like two great kids who are going to be okay in spite of my imperfections.

It looks like the wink and the squeeze Scotty gives my hand because I know he loves me and I love him.  Because not very long ago neither of us were very sure.

It sounds like the laughter between my siblings and myself after weathering a few storms together.

And it tastes like the delicious soup my mom brings to us because she is here and she loves and she smiles after sickness and heartache.

Grace looks a lot like the friendships across the miles after many years.  And sitting at Starbucks for hours or under trees at the park with friends who are nearby.  And it looks like the friendships made through words typed out on these little spaces we blog on.

It looks like this quote from Shauna Niequist:
"I know the church gathers in homes & hearts, anywhere at all, all week long, but I especially love how it gathers on Sunday mornings."
It is knowing that I am loved.  I am accepted.  I am forgiven and I bring delight to a God who gave everything just so that I can know Him.  And I did nothing to earn any of it.

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7 comments:

  1. Never asked myself, what grace looks like in my life, though my life is plenty full of it.
    Thanks for that thought!
    I wish you to drown in the grace of the Souvereign! I wish you to mirror this grace to all your beloved ones!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Anna!

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  2. I love this. You are blessed and favored, sweet friend. And you know you and I both share a love for Shauna Neiquust!!!

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    1. Shauna is quite amazing, isn't she!

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  4. His grace, freely given, most often undeserved. Where would I be without it? Thank you for this beautiful post.

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    1. I was so excited when I saw the prompt for Friday was Grace! Thanks for reading, Barbie!

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