There is nothing worse than not being able to find something that you know you have. You know what I am talking about….don’t you?
I have spent two days looking for a hole puncher that I knew I had in my possession. Please bear in mind that I consider myself a very organized person. I label things. I have a craft room in which each canvas bin has a label. However, the very reason I was looking for the “hole puncher” was to “re-label” the canvas containers because the labels kept falling off.
So today I finally decided to buy a hole punch. I went to two stores and could not find one. The third store was a charm. The entire time I was looking for this hole puncher, I KNEW that I would find mine as soon as I got home and started “relabeling” each canvas bin.
You guessed it. I found two. They were in a canvas bin in which the label had fallen off. I KNEW I had one, but two took me by surprise. So yes, now I have three. Although I did give one to my husband for safekeeping.
I am so glad GRACE isn’t like that. It isn’t hard to find and doesn’t require a label. It is available to all who search.
God’s GRACE is for all who will receive it. I don’t have to work hard to keep it, find it or use it. It is a free gift.It allows me to be me. It allows God’s love to flow through me. It gets me through tough times, and provides love to me constantly. I know that it is there…even though I might think it is gone and I cannot find it.The Father is like that…it is simple really. I accept His Grace, His death upon the cross for me. So that I might have eternal life.
But for those of you wondering…I am very happy my labels are secure now.
*NIV Bible, personal graphics