“Grace catches us. Grace catches us as we fall behind, grace catches us when we fall miserably, grace catches us and calms all our tangled anxiety…and says it’s okay–You’ll carry us over the finish line–assuring us a thousand times of just that: Grace embraces you before you prove anything and after you’ve done everything wrong.”–Ann Voskamp
“Grace flies in the face of logic and wraps us in arms of unexpected love.”-Ann Voskamp
Grace…it’s all about grace!
Grace is this unbelievable unmerited gift….that I often think we take for granted. As I was praying about and trying to decide on a topic for these 31 days, the one word that kept popping up was grace. Grace has this way of showing up when we least expect it and wrapping us all in the most unexpected love.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.”–Ephesians 2: 8 (Recite it with me friends!)
Grace is this beautiful unmerited gift. During these 31 days, it is my hope and prayer that you will be blessed by the 31 stories of God’s grace that I will share with you.These stories will range from joyful moments to sad moments to everything in between. But the gift, my friends, is that each of these stories is full of the beauty and magnificence of God’s grace and I promise that these stories will wrap you in the most unexpected love. Each of these stories reminds us of the gift of God’s grace; a gift that is freely given to each and every one of us; a gift that changes everything.
I love what Anne Lamott says about grace. She writes: “I do not understand the mystery of grace–only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us.”
May the stories of grace shared, throughout these 31 days, meet you where you are at, but not leave you where it found you.