I was reminded this morning why grace is my favorite word.
Steve Brown was a guest speaker at our church this morning, and this is how he started out the sermon:
"I don't care why you're here, or who you are, what you smoked this morning, or who you hurt. You are here and God forgives you!"
I was feeling a little guilty for only lasting 3 days on my fast from coffee...I started Ash Wednesday and succumbed to an Iced Caramel Frappucino from Starbucks yesterday. But that is only the beginning of my sins.
I know we are sinful by nature, but I am so blessed by the grace of God. We all are! As I repent on Sundays, I am reminded of the grace in my life.
I don't think that it is an accident that I married a man named Michael Grace. That my last name is now Grace. That God brought me to a man who would remind me daily of the grace in my life. It is by the grace of God that I am where I am today...a wife, a mother, an artist, an author, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a teacher, a dancer, a dreamer, a lover of life. These relationships and roles are not always easy, but they are part of who I am... saved by the grace of God.