I often think that we make our relationship with God way more complicated than he intended it to be. I think that we piece together scripture to craft a story that fits our understanding of the world and relationships, all within our own limited, cultural and very personal worldview.
Here's something I've been thinking lately. Grace isn't about us. It's not about you or me, and it's definitely not about a choice I make. It's about God's nature and its in his nature to show us grace. We don't earn it and we definitely don't deserve it, and that's why it's so beautiful, because it's there for us—all the time, no matter what, whether we choose to receive it or not.
Grace doesn't call us home, rather it meets us where we are, because that's how God works. He's wrapping his arms around us and ready to be acknowledged. Just as the earth is filled with oxygen, readily available for us to take each breath, God's grace is everywhere, covering us in every moment of every day. May we be inspired to offer grace to one another as it has been offered to us.
John 1:16 And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.