31 Days of… grace upon grace

For the next 30 days, I want to drink deeply of grace– live it, notice it, roll around in it, soak it up, breathe it, appreciate it.

The first chapter of the Gospel of John, is one of my favorite passages of Scripture. I love how John notes (in verse 16) that from the fullness of Jesus, we have all received grace upon grace. What does that mean? How can we have that much grace? Isn’t grace merely the free gift of salvation?

I plan to spend the month of October being baffled by the grace upon grace I have experienced personally. I want to revisit the definitions of words like “grace” and “truth” that are so familiar, I take them for granted. I want to marvel at the grace that was first bestowed upon me when Jesus “became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14) and then became “the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). And then I want to stand back and fully appreciate the grace I experience over and over in my daily life– in my marriage, in my quiet times, in motherhood, in my family relationships, in my church, in my friendships… in everything.

I’m excited about the journey. I look forward to the reflection. I anticipate some change. I invite you along… Let’s explore grace upon grace this month!

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