Joining in with Lisa-Jo for Five Minute Friday this week. Join us! The word this week is: Grace.
I remember the fear that gripped me right after the joy of seeing the two pink lines on that pregnancy test. Less than six months earlier, we had lost a little one at around 12 weeks, and the pain was raw, and the hurt was real. And, here I was pregnant. I couldn’t believe it, and I was almost crippled by the fear of losing another baby. What followed were the longest 9 months of my life. And, at least four of them were spent on meds for pre-term contractions and a whole lot of bedrest. I remember getting on my knees over and over again releasing the outcome to Christ. And, at the end of those long months, a beautiful baby boy bounced (or bounded) into our lives.
I didn’t deserve it. I didn’t deserve him. I was overcome by the emotion of knowing that God had favored me with this child.
Then, He did it again. Two for one, and again, months of worry and fear and real danger for the twins. Except not, because they were in my womb, but they were in His hands.
And, those three children each carry the word “grace” with them wherever they go for their names each have a version of it. “God is gracious.” “Gracious.” And just plain “Grace.”
For daily, in the routine of spill the milk, mop it up; throw the toys, tidy up; fix the meal, wash the dishes…in the midst of it all, they remind me of grace. Absolutely amazing grace.
Share some Grace with others today….Take the 11-1 Challenge!