Friday, March 3, 2017

Today's Devotional
As published  3-3-17 on Faithwriters Daily Devotional Page
"Learning about Grace"
by Sandra Fischer

“But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: ‘God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.’” – James 4:6 NIV 

Our 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 ways.

She 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.

While 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.

Lord, help us to see your grace in others and to extend it to those needing to see Christ in us. 

Sandra is a Faithwriters Platinum member and author of the book, Seasons in the GardenContact

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