Thursday, October 31, 2013

FMF: Grace

Linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker for Five Minute Friday.  This week's prompt:  GRACE.

How do you write about something so intangible yet so crucial in our lives as "grace"?
I've been using up much of my 5 minutes pondering.....what IS grace?
I know what grace is....when I taught religion, I helped my students understand that it is free, undeserved help from God.
It's the allowance God gives us in our weak, human state.
It's the allowance we extend to others because we can relate to where they are, what's going on.  It's not making excuses for another, but extending to them the care, concern, help we would hope to receive in a similar situation.
Free, undeserved help from God.  I'm sure there's a more theological definition of it.  But when I pray for grace, when I pray to be graceful (filled with grace), when I pray to be able to share grace with others, I am grateful for this gift God so freely gives.
I needed this moment of grace in an otherwise busy, frazzled week.  These moments to stop and reflect and rejoice in what God always provides.


  1. I love that you have made me remember to pray that I would be graceful just as I receive grace.

    1. Thank you Jen, I hope it was a blessing to you! Have a great weekend!

  2. Grace Upon Grace is a wonderful book. We need not do anything, God pours on us abundantly...grace upon grace.