Unfolding Grace

“So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace.”   2 Corinthians 4:16 MSG

Just remembering their muddy faces makes me smile. It was 8 years ago, the summer of the tornado that blew away our regular plans and left an overwhelming mess. Boys and messes are natural playmates. So my 3 had spent considerable time in a mud hole that day and arrived home wearing their own little patch of earth.

On the outside, so much was falling apart.

But on the inside …

A new life of hard work and gratitude was forming in those boyish hearts.

How I long for that newness to make its way back!

Not a newness born of storms but of grace.

A grace as pure and free as sheets washed and freshly hung.

Jesus – give us this day, a glimpse of Your grace flying free in our lives.

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