June 29, 2013

grace

I believe that love is a seeking for, finding in, digging out and receiving fully. 
I don't know if you can prepare for love or if the gift is always going to be overwhelming.
I know that witnessing love is powerful and knowing love changes you. 
A friend told me this week that being loved is beautifying. Love, itself, is beautiful. 
I am thankful everyday for the love I know and the beauty it teaches me is possible.

Ephesians 2:8-9 "For by His loving-favor you have been saved... not by anything you have done. It is a gift of God. It is not given to you because you worked for it. If you could work for it, you would be proud."

I am only a jar of broken, patched-up and dried-out clay.
I am only a body and spirit and light and unique work of the Master Creator.
I am only a woman and a voice and a product of the community that built me.
I am only a daughter and sister and friend and soul.

I am only clean with the application of grace.
I am only free with the acceptance and truth of grace.
I am only joy-filled with the knowledge of grace.
I am only full of awe in the Giver of grace.

Grace. God's saving and undeserved gift of grace. 

Holy (Wedding Day) - The City Harmonic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3oLqAmXc-c