10.06.2012

30 days of grace & love 5

What happens when grace and love are messy?
When love is dirty and grace has sharp uncomfortable edges?
When grace means seeking forgiveness and when expectations of love say "I forgive you"?

Grace is hard to live out.  Daily.
Hearts open, bare and available.
Setting self aside and letting love reside in the darkened soul corners.
Grace embraces 70x70 and love entwines around past hurts and burdens.
The extra mile, the spare dollar, the serving, the waiting, the tunic, the brokenness, the sorrow
 and the grime of everyday life.
Living out love day to day.
The highs, the lows, the in betweens, the depressions, the joys, the community, the showing up
and the grime of everyday life.

Grace is messy, the unmerited favor of God's love on us, it covers us, blankets us, so much so that God sent Jesus to die for us.
That divine grace is messy, that unfailing love is complicated, grimy and disheveled.
But oh the grace.
grace upon grace upon grace upon grace...


1 comment:

  1. your words are like poetry!

    Grace embraces 70x70 and love entwines around past hurts and burdens.

    wow, i need to remember this post, parenting a child with sms often pushes you to hold onto grace1 thank you xx

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