Grace-based parents spend their time entrusting themselves to Christ. They live to know God more. Their children are the daily recipients of the grace these parents are enjoying from the Lord. ~Tim Kimmel
Grace, what exactly is it? As "big" people, we say it's "amazing." We define it as "God's unmerited favor, a kindness we will never deserve." But do we really grasp the magnitude of God's grace? And how will we teach our children and grandchildren about grace?
My daughter, Melanie, is filled with creativity. She has chosen to focus on her children during this season of motherhood. So for now she uses her creativity on her children, home and hospitality.
Last week she prepared a craft project for her children. She wrote "Grace" on a piece of paper for each one. They covered the word with glue -- our sticky sins. Then they sprinkled colored salt over the glue -- illustrating how God's grace changes our lives to something beautiful.
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I've been the recipient of God's grace. And yet, I don't think I totally grasp the beauty and knowledge of just how amazing this grace is. But I do know the sticky sin God saved me from. I'm amazed how much beauty the colored salt of grace brings to my life.
No, I may not totally grasp the strength of grace until I look in the eyes of the One who extended it. But I am sheltered with His wondrous, beautiful grace; my heart is full.