When it happens you will sense it. When a gathering brings a chance to pause and the evidence of grace looms large, an aura of God will capture your eye, captivate your thoughts.
You’ll find yourself immersed in a grace God promised all along.
You will know this time is one to treasure. You’ll not dwell on the doubt you had so long and so often expecting such grace and good in things that weren’t for you.
You might have decided to settle for less, half-heartedly longing for more. Perhaps, adjusted high expectations, dreams, regrets and accomplishments less than what you’d dreamt of, even driven towards.
You may realize that letting go and letting God was not as much struggle, just reluctant acceptance still sort of wishing for whatever. Eventually you accept a different way with only small little moments of wondering why or why not.
Looking so intently, striving for what amounts to joy that we chance missing the grace.
But, then grace, not one to give up, finds and overwhelms with its delicately powerful and undeniable presence.
“…we could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.” Helen Keller
On an evening to gather in the country for supper, the sky so wide and stormy, I’ve no desire to go inside. But, I do, offering to help prepare. The kitchen window, wide open to sky, I’m distracted by glory.
Looking through windows covered by gauzy linen, I pause again. The beauty of this place astounds me.
All is grace, I think.
To me, it was a heavenly occurrence here on earth, a soft nod of grace and assurance, remembering the words I’d scribbled on my husband’s Father’s Day card…”We are blessed.”and sitting in room with assurance of grace.
All is grace, I know.