Read 2 Corinthians 8:1-15.
I started multiple times. I was eager to get it done, but it wasn’t going to happen. The words would not come to the page. I promised I would write. The deadline was drawing near. My thoughts raced to ten other things on the looming to do list, instead. Frustration whispered unhelpful words inside my mind. I had all I needed to do what needed to be done, to share what needed to be shared, to finish the assignment, complete the task. Yet I couldn’t bring it into being. Over and over I read. What profound thought would I offer? How long would I have to wait? Would it ever come? Down one road I began, changing courses mid thought then starting down another path with no clear direction. I paused and changed perspective, then realized it had been there all along. GRACE. God’s freely given gift is always ready to be received by every one of us. Are we ready to receive it? The gift is for you and me. It is a gift meant to be shared generously with others and ourselves. We have what we need. Thanks be to God.
Dear God, Thank you for the gift of grace embodied in Jesus Christ. Help us to receive and share this gift generously with others. Amen.
UKirk at MSU (Michigan State University)