Today was sick with disappointment and human failure - sick with sadness. But, today was heavy with grace.
I was stepping in it and leaning on it and drinking it in from one moment to the next, believing there was always enough for the more that I needed.
I just kept getting lost in it - God's all-sufficient, works-empowering grace - and then I got caught up. It was just me in my car, no kiddos in the backseat this time.
Just me, with room to stretch and sing.
And then there was kind of a tingle that rushed out from my chest and made music all over my civic. I got silly in that city starlight tonight, singing words like proclamations from my soul.
It was like my soul snuggled close to the person I could have been - the person God saved me from being and then burst out and screamed, "I am redeemed!"
All the ugly that threatens to keep a soul downcast, mired in the sin of this world, is not far from where my feet would tread - save for the grace of God. Not one client I have is more hopeless than I was when Christ found me. Not one. And I am redeemed!
The realization was electric. I sang and sang and reached out my hands in praise. This God of all creation redeemed me from the deepest and darkest pit where so many make their home. This same God is able to reach every single, sloppy soul in the wreckage of their sin.
This grace, unspeakable grace, God has made abundant so that I am equipped to do every good work (2 Corinthians 9:8) and He receives the glory.
So, I'll get silly in starlight and sing.
I'll sing and let the praise rise up from the darkness and into the night.
I will praise the God who gives the grace that causes a darkened heart to seek the light.
I'll sing to the One who invites the darkest soul to come and drink and thirst no more.
let LOVE fly like cRaZy