a meeting of grace....
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Written by
Pam Lee-miller
September 2011
Contributor
Written by
Pam Lee-miller
September 2011

"I do not understand the mystery of grace---

only that it meets us where we are but

doesn't leave us where it found us."

Anne Lamott

 

 

It-grace-is part of the Mystery

that

my

human mind is unable to fully comprehend.

I don't know that I can even begin to explain it,

but

it finds me,

wherever I am,

meets me

no matter how bad of a mood I'm in,

what I'm feeling,

or

where I am.

 

and

when

the

secret undefined and unplanned

meeting

occurs...

well--

I move forward in

a manner

that

shows

I've been touched

by something bigger than myself...

I call it.....

GRACE.

 

It happens for me,

or

I tend to recognize it most often

during those

"burning bush moments"

when

I am out in the world,

under God's canopy,

when

suddenly

just around the bend,

hidden on the side of the path,

there suddenly explodes an artistic

rendering

of

that which I cannot explain.

 

In the movie, Amazing Grace,

the following dialogue

sort of explains

what it is like for me

better than I can explain it myself.

 

William Wilberforce: "It's God. I have 10,000 engagements of state today but I would prefer to spend the day out here getting a wet arse, studying dandelions and marveling at ....bloody spider's webs."

Richard the Butler: "You found God, sir?"

William Wilberforce: "I think God found me..."

 

Grace...

it surprises us,

meets us,

in unexpected places,

covers us with mercy and love

and

fills us with awe.

 

I can't explain it,

don't have the words to articulate

the wonder of what it does for me,

but

just

when

I come

to

the edge

where

there

is

no where

else

to go....

when i hit the place that

looks and feels

like a pit with no bottom,

something

propels me

to

stick out my foot

and

fall

face first

into

the Mystery

and

as

I enter

an

uncontrollable free fall,

Grace

moves up

underneath me,

catches me,

under girds

my

world

with

hope,

gives me courage

to take

another

step

and

changes

me ...it moves me forward.

 

I do not understand

the mystery of

Grace,

but

I'm glad

it finds me

 

 

Grace....

an

amazing, Mysterious, Force

for which

I am thankful.

 

Have a grace filled day.

hugs and blessings.....

 

 

Let's be friends

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