“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast. “ Ephesians 2: 8-9
What does grace look like?
Grace is dropping that book on my foot or forgetting where I put my keys without mumbling, “Stupid.”
Grace is holding on tight to God during a hair-raising adventure of scary circumstances.
Grace is taking off my glasses of judgment and purposefully putting on His glasses of unconditional love.
Grace is housetraining a puppy that has a bladder the size of an ant – expect accidents.
Grace is watching my son forget his homework for the thirtieth time without blowing up in anger.
Grace is allowing John to be God’s guy, not my husband who I control.
Grace is forgiving when:
The driver in front of me cuts me off.
The woman in front of me pays with change.
The customer service person puts me on hold.
Grace is that moment in relationship when you bandage up your friend from a wound you caused. And then allow them to rub ointment on your scars.
Grace is letting stress out on the curb before it drives me to bad health.
Grace is living in that place of uncertainty – not knowing when crisis will come.
Grace is embracing folks who are completely different than me.
Grace is believing that cause and effect got booted out of office the minute Jesus died on the cross.
Grace is treating each other as if we are all saints, even though every single one of us is a black-hearted sinner.
Grace is taking that bag of rocks we use to stone ourselves when we feel unworthy, and using those rocks to build an altar of gratitude to God instead.
Grace is understanding sin doesn’t keep us from heaven. A lack of relationship with Christ does.
Grace is unmerited favor from God who cherishes us.
Amazing grace? Absolutely.