Monday, September 12, 2011

Amazing Grace

Grace, Amazing Grace; God giving us more than we deserve; God's Riches At Christ's expense; God's unmerited, unearned, undeserved favor. However you define it:

*Grace is what pulled me out of bed this morning when I wanted to slide back under the covers.

*Grace is what forgave me when I was beating myself up for binging on bad food before bed last night.

*Grace is what brought my husband and I, polar opposites and the most unlikely pair, together.

*Grace is why my husabnd and I have withstood the storms and still stand side by side 40 years later.

*Grace is my two little granddaughters coming this weekend, bringing hugs and kisses and sheer delight.

*Grace is what enabled this only child to survive the loss of both my parents this time last year.

*Grace is bringing cooler weather and gentle breezes to this parched and heat weary area where I live.

*Grace is creator of autumn, the season of change and color that heralds new beginnings.

*Grace took this damaged child, healed her wounds, forgave her sins, drenched her in unmerited favor.

Whatever else grace is, grace is primarily personified in Jesus Christ, my Savior and Redeemer.

"From His abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another. For the law was given by Moses, but God's unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ", John 1:17. NLT


  1. Grace a free gift I did not earn nor can add anything too. May I never lose sight of how amazing it is. Thanks for visiting and the reminders of his grace in this post.
    Blessings to you

    And yes love those grandkids!

  2. Thanks for your kind word on my blog :) I could of called my post "Amazing Grace", too.


  3. Peggy, SO blessed to meet you. I hope for many occasions to encourage each other. What wonderful examples of grace you've enumerated! I could identify with many/most of them.

    We might be close to the same age....and my husband and I celebrated our 40th in June (sounds like you've been married that long, too)!

  4. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog today. I absolutely love your artwork! My mother used to paint in a similar style. I actually taught my mother how to paint, yet she painted very differently than I do, that's what makes life worth the living, how God made so many of us and all unique and made for His glory and saved because of His wonderful grace! Now we can say life is good!
    ~Peace and Blessings in Jesus~

  5. Peggy as always the encouragement you share comes out wonderfully. Blessings and hugs to you dear one.

  6. Thought I ponder & study the commodity known as grace, I dare say it baffles me still. So unmerited. So lavish. So utterly effective. I am ever-so-grateful it is not in short or limited supply or I'd surely have used it all up by now.

    Grace to you & yours (especially that "grand"),


  7. The keeping grace of the cross. I woke up with it this morning; I go to sleep with it as my covering this night.


  8. You wrote so beautifully about His grace to us in so many mutual incidences. Thanks, Peggy, for your poetic gift that makes me bow and thank Jesus.