One morning, two years ago, I was on my way to the Metropolitan Museum of art with all sorts of thoughts on my mind:
-ugh, I forgot to do my bible reading
–did I forget to put Dan’s snacks in his book bag?
–Micah’s ELA exam is tomorrow, he’s so anxious
-Lord, I’m tired and I feel scattered…
And then this sign, right there on E. 84th street and Lexington. GRACE IS HERE. It was in the window of a beauty salon. A place where people get the external all dolled up. But I would have walked in and asked for Grace for the tangled mess that was my inner thought world this morning, it sure wasn’t pretty. I hoped Grace took walk-ins cuz I needed a massive makeover.
I once heard Shonda Rhimes, television producer and writer, say, in an interview “moms have to give themselves permission to be okay with the fact that something will always be lacking.”
I might have forgotten Dan’s snack and didn’t get a chance to quiet myself with God but perhaps, or better yet, I am certain that Grace fills in those gaps. She is here! What good news!
I didn’t read the Bible that morning but there it was on the street, in a sign outside a beauty salon window.
But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. “Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. – 2 Corinthians 12:9