Friday, December 18, 2015

The Season of Grace

Get away with Me 
and you’ll recover your life...
Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.

I love this translation of Matthew 11:28.
We can learn the unforced rhythms of grace or 
live with the relentless demand of stress.
It’s our choice.

Getting quiet and hearing His voice
guide us to the rhythm of grace.
We can get used to the “push back,"
the stress that wants to force its way
into our lives. Every day.

Stress results from the tension that 
comes from living in this fallen world.
It’s how we can react to life’s challenges,
which come more often than we'd like.

The unforced rhythms of grace diffuse stress;
those rhythms help us recover our lives.

Being quiet helps our hearts beat 
in rhythm with grace.
Peace and grace spring from within, 
but they can’t help but flow out.
Maybe that’s what people are longing 
for this Christmas season--
incarnational grace and peace.
If we are ever to represent the gospel,
we must start there.

Becausemore than big screen TVs.
More than Black Friday deals.
More than discounted sheet sets.
People want to know that there is
mystery behind the swirl, 
something more than holiday frenzy.

It's not about saying "Merry Christmas."
It's about incarnating His grace, 
demonstrating His peace 
and expressing His love.
In the center of a world gone crazy,
He comes. Today as He did then.
It’s “the dawn of redeeming grace."

Let’s be that message this season.

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