I stayed at the theatre
during D11’s rehearsal. No other mothers were waiting with me today and I could not keep a wi-fi connection for the duration so I sorted laptop
emails, documents, and downloads. When she was done practicing I returned her home and went back to the theatre with D14 to drop her off for a long rehearsal and dance session.
In the meantime I shopped for groceries
and stocked my cupboards and refrigerator.
It wasn’t long until it was time to go back to the theatre to pick up D14. D22 and D11 came with me so we could all go to the library
together. It was a successful trip with a new round of books and movies. The teen section of the library had a make and take program of creating murals with post it notes. D14 made a red dragon and D11 an orange tabby cat. These are huge creations so not quite sure where we will hang them. Do we have two walls without windows that are big enough? Hmmm.
I read my devotion, Seeking God’s Grace: Ordinary Time Week 25 Day 7, before all the laptop sorting. What do you know? Afterward while sorting laptop items I came across an email from Unlimited Grace with a mini devotion that focused on the verse from this week’s blessing and the verse in the Bible that follows it.
Let Your steadfast love come to me, O LORD, Your salvation according to your promise; then shall I have an answer for him who taunts me, for I trust in Your word. —Psalm 119:41-42
Here it is. I hope it blesses you as much as me.
When you open your Bible, what do you see? A book full of duties and doctrines? Or do you see the story of a relationship that’s founded on grace and love written on every page of scripture?
If we open our Bibles expecting to see a bunch of rules and regulations for how to perform better, or how to better earn someone’s love and favor, where is the hope in that message?
Instead, we should open our Bibles with the understanding that it’s a carefully crafted love letter. Then, we’ll see the thread of love throughout the scriptures—from how God met Adam and Eve in the garden after they sinned to how God meets us today in our fallen humanity with His steadfast love and grace! — Bryan Chapell
God knew I needed this extra thought. Perhaps that is why at the theatre no mothers were around AND the wi-fi wouldn’t connect.
Grace is greater!