he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: ‘God opposes the proud but
shows favor to the humble.’” – James 4:6 NIV
granddaughter’s middle name is Grace, given to her at birth ten years ago. She
was born with many handicaps; so, it appeared to some that Grace may not have
been an appropriate name. She possesses a rare genetic deletion causing her to
be virtually deaf, mentally slow and developmentally challenged, but she has
lived up to her name by demonstrating its meaning to those who know her. She has
blessed so many of our lives by showing us the nature of Christ in her unspoken
does not talk back to her parents, nor say unkind things to anyone. She doesn’t
roll her eyes or sigh in judging others’ appearances or demeanor. She never lies
nor gossips and does not make promises she cannot keep. She does not hold
grudges and is never hypocritical. She delights in simple things and is not
enamored by riches, fame or worldly pursuits.
devoid of some abilities given others, God has given her the gift of showing us
the attributes of grace, a humble lesson all of us can take to heart by
displaying such consideration in our own speech and actions. I am so grateful to
God for giving us more grace through our own dear Grace.
help us to see your grace in others and to extend it to those needing to see
Christ in us.