Fridays are grocery shopping day. I haul my butt out of bed as close to 7am as I can and make my way to Superstore to beat the daily rush. Bonny had this great suggestion a few weeks ago. She told me I should bring our ipod in order to be able to listen to tuneage as I shop. It was a stroke of genuis...let me tell you!!
This morning as I was putting our groceries away, Snow Patrol's Chasing Cars began to play. I've listened to this song numerous times before, but this time a lyric jumped out and grabbed my attention.
I need your grace
to remind me
to find my own
I really think this simple lyric is brilliant. There is so much depth here when you analyze these words in the context of your spiritual walk with Christ. Not only do we need continual grace flowing from God the Father in our lives, we also need to be agents of grace by extending God's love and compassion to others. The gospel must not only be proclaimed, but must also be demonstrated in tangible ways that point people to the overtures of love flowing out from the throne of heaven and permeating the very core of our lives and the world around us.
Had a lot of fun with this one.
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