Grace is Here!

GRACE IS HEREOne 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

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