Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thoughts on Grace

Dear friends,

I was just sitting here, thinking about Grace. Do you know what grace is? Grace is unmerited undeserved favor. Grace is getting something you don’t deserve because of nothing you did. Grace is God, in love, choosing to bless you, even though you don’t deserve it. Grace is God sending his son to die on the cross for your sins while you were his enemy.

Grace also happens to be the girl next to us who is doing good and improving. Grace is also the girl across the hallway who is struggling right now to live. We gave Madeline the middle name Grace after we found out about her condition at her 20 week ultrasound. We gave her that name because we knew that we were going to ask God’s favor even though we have done nothing to deserve it.

God does love us, I am reminded of this every day. The evidence of His love for us is Grace. That He chooses to bless us when we have turned our backs on Him. That He wants only good for us, like a father who loves his child. We should all be praying for Grace.

Shanker & Lisa.

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