Sometimes I have moments of clarity in my life and my heart overflows with gratitude. I had one of those moments today.
The last few days, I have been the recipient of some pretty awesome grace. Sometimes, the grace came in small whispers – like a stranger making small talk with me in step class (to help lessen my embarrassment over missing parts of the routine). Sometimes, the grace came and hit me over the head – like a good friend taking the entire day off to help Dan build a tree house for our kids, or the grandparents inviting the kids over to spend the night (and give me and Dan a night off).
It hit me today that, in a roundabout way, these joys in my life are ways that God uses to love me. Whether the stranger at the gym knows it or not, she was a tool God used to encourage me. Whether my in-laws know it or not, God used them to give my heart rest and to fortify my marriage.
God loves me so profoundly and so deeply. How does He love you?