December 28, 2011

Surprising Grace

"A Mini Symphony" says the Raggedy Man.

It's weird about God's grace. Often His grace descends in a gusty surprise as it did through the music above!
When I try to pin it down or wrap it up and stick a bow on top, I'm reminded again how vast and full and alive is His grace. Never stagnant. Fullness more than I can contain or contend with… but He serves up more and more than I deserve and what is my response? "Oh for grace to love Him more!"

“The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’ Therefore since we are God’s offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone—an image made by human design and skill. In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.” Acts 17:24-31


TAB said...

I love his voice!

Olivia said...

I love his voice too!