From his fullness, we have all received, grace upon grace. John 1:16
When pastors emphasize that we owe every breath we take to God, that comment can seem a bit extreme. But each day we receive graces – touches of God’s provision and love – that we don’t even recognize. Perhaps peace has come to us when our hearts have been troubled; an opportunity comes when we never expected it. Maybe a friend has said something kind, not knowing that we needed that touch of affection.
Hope comes to us from … where? We don’t know. Oh, but we do know. “Thank you for your grace upon grace, Lord, seen and unseen.”
©Carol Dean Henn, 2018
Carol Dean Henn of St. John’s Windish Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, PA