Tuesday, October 2, 2012
day 2: authentic grace
I've noticed in life that the littlest changes can make the biggest difference.
A new haircut, painted nails, even a new tea towel makes me feel like a new woman.
The seemingly small becomes big, and my thoughts, mind, and attitude are renewed. And while the world around me hasn't changed, I've found that a little bit of me has.
But when something's off, I seem to feel it in every fiber of my being. When all the rules and expectations I have of life come crashing to my feet, I feel it. I don't take it well, and I feel ripped.
Grace is like that--it isn't human. It's not something we do well, it's not a great idea that we had. And it doesn't always feel natural. It, at first, feels foreign. I want to fight it, flee from it, and reject it.
As much as I'd like to take credit for it, and avoid the subject of grace being Jesus, I can't.
Grace is bigger than humans. We are bent inward, and grace reaches it hand outward to a hopeless people, offering the gift of hope. The only grace worth knowing is His.
While we talk this month about grace, know that all grace is not of us. Grace, a gift in the truest form, was a gift to us.