Last year when I chose to focus on the word grace as my word for the year I thought it would be a year of learning to have grace for other people. And while it was, in large part it was more God inundating me with His grace for me. This wasn’t what I had bargained for, but as the year wrapped up and my declarations that God was good had become I hate you God, I had a foundation of His never ending grace for me.
It was a foundation I needed.
I’m seeing now though, nine months 16 days into a year of hope, how much last year’s grace has affected my thinking & how I operate today. How I see others in the light of grace rather than with eyes of a vulture. How grace looks beyond labels & shame and says you’re beautiful, worthy, able to be redeemed.
I’m seeing that having experienced such grace myself I can’t help but see others with it.
June last year I wrote that I was realizing my lesson of learning grace wouldn’t end when the clock struck 2012. It hasn’t. Grace has overflowed the boundaries of a 365 day year and continued to wreck this one. She convicts my vulture heart when I want to depreciate someone’s worth or follow the crowd in condemning a creation of God.
Grace is a powerful antidote for a broken world. Won’t you join her?