Monday, September 9, 2013
IT'S ALL GRACE
I just need to gaze out my kitchen window as I eat my breakfast. Mister house finch has brightened up the feeder with his jaunty red cap and vest. I'm in awe over the Creator who fashioned his feathers that way.
I just need to walk out my front door to water my black-eyed susans. A painted lady butterfly is basking on a petal. The intricacy of her design takes my breath away.
I look around our little sheep farm and I see the sheep and the dogs and our neighbors' cows. Life is precious in all the forms it takes. I thank God again for my life, for life.
As the evening settles over us, I look out my back window. The sky has turned a pinkish-purple as the sun says goodbye to the day. I ponder the wonder of the One who spoke the sun into being.
I just need to take my mind off of myself and my puny messes and focus on the One whose specialty is cleaning up messes. There is nothing I can do or think that will keep Him from loving me.
I just need to remember that IT'S ALL GRACE.
"Yes, and the Lord will deliver me from every evil attack and will bring me safely into His heavenly kingdom. All glory to God forever and forever. Amen.", 2 Timothy 4:17-18.