A Grace Note: Simplify Grace 

Dear Reader, 

We’ve been sick off and on for the last three days, which has resulted in a lot of down time. And I’ve been having some quiet conversations with God about where we are headed, about what comes next for us. I’ve wondered how I could see His Grace more clearly, even on days when I’m not feeling my best. And this morning I feel as if He’s whispering “simplify grace” into my heart. Stop making it seem like it’s something you can’t understand, like it’s too hard or too out of reach. Stop believing you have to strive to see it, or act or be a certain way to receive it. God’s Grace flows freely and undeserved. It reveals itself whether our lives are loud or quiet, whether we are at peace or stressed to our core. Grace is unwavering. Grace is what He clothes us in forever. Grace is Jesus whether He is being placed in a quiet manger bed or hung on a cross where He didn’t belong. It’s everything Jesus ever did. It’s the love of our Father God reaching down to us, taking on flesh, walking where we walk. It’s the heart of God beating in flesh and blood. It’s the heart and power of His Spirit beating in truth and hope. Grace is everything we are not…but it’s everything we have. We didn’t earn it, we were gifted it. The Grace of God is the best thing that has ever happened to us, and it comes to us just as we are, in all our imperfections making us sons and daughters of a perfect King. We are who we are because of Grace, we live where we live because of Grace, and we walk where we walk because of Grace. Grace isn’t waiting to be revealed, it’s sitting right in front of you. See it and believe in it. This is what God desires us to do with Grace. Simply that, see it and believe. 

In Him, 

A Fellow Grace Wanderer 


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