I went back and did a word search through my index of published posts – I searched “grace.” And, here’s what I found:
May 2013: Grandma’s Grace
Sep 2013: Grace
Nov 2013: Grace Glutton
Aug 2014: Practicing Grace
Jun 2015: Taste the Grace
Today, GRACE is on my mind again. Why? Because I need it. I made a mistake. And, the cost was high. And, rather than beat myself up and linger long in the why o why land of regret and self-resentment – I am embracing God’s grace and forgiveness.
To remain healthy, holy, and happy (not to be confused with joy) – I must receive and believe God’s unmerited, unearned, undeserved grace because that is why Jesus hung on a cross.
THAT is exactly why God sent His only beloved Son to a world He loved so very much – a world that was perfectly perfect until His created beings messed up – just like I did, do, on a regular basis. (John 3.16)
God’s Grace cost HIM everything – it costs me nothing. The only price tag? I have to ‘take possession of it.’ And, at times for a human-doing, that is difficult. We tend to enjoy beating ourselves up. Talking down to ourselves. To blame ourselves. And, all the while…
there is a voice, ever so gentle saying…
This past week? I am taking Him up on that invitation. Because I blew it – big time. Cost us dearly.
But, today? Grace. Again.