The Gift of Grace
We are officially a week into December and I still can't believe how fast the time is going by this holiday season. From Thanksgiving into the Christmas season, I am trying my best to slow down, rest and savor my surroundings at home, work and with friends and family. This time of the year is always the busiest it seems for most, but for me, I'm the type that likes to take my time and take in each moment of the day.
After contemplating what this months blog post would be about, it literally just came to me a few moments ago what I wanted to write about. I've been mulling over different ideas this past week, but my ideas of topics just didn't seem like "the one", if that makes sense. So, here I am tonight, writing to you, fellow followers and friends. So, as the title reads above, "The Gift of Grace" is the topic of my blog for the month of December.
Thinking right now, in this moment, and knowing this is the last month of 2018, I wouldn't be where I am at today without the gift of grace. Let me share the definition of grace before I continue; "...to stoop in kindness to another; an unearned kindness". This past year I have experienced peaks and valleys and I am beyond thankful for God's grace and the grace that has been shown to me by friends. It wasn't until I was past that valley to realize what a gift it was to have grace shown to me from some of my closest friends.
With Christmas approaching it's the season of "giving gifts". A gift doesn't have to be in the form of a wrapped package. I believe the best gifts are the ones that come from the heart. Giving grace to someone you know who needs it; giving grace to someone who may not deserve it; giving grace to someone you don't know may be the best gift they've received this year.
So, I am challenging myself and you to give grace to someone. This may be easier for some of us than others, but trust me, your heart will be filled by this experience. It's my hope and prayer that whoever is reading this has a WONDERFUL Christmas surrounded by friends and family. Merry Christmas!