I’m still full of wonder at the mercy of our God—the fact that I don’t receive the punishment I do deserve, but instead am given grace—the gift of His unending and extravagant love I don’t deserve.
I wonder what it would be like for every heart to be found by His mercy and transformed by His grace. To really let it sink in how lavishly loved by God we really are. This is my passion.
And I wonder what would happen if there arose a community where we shared our experiences of how mercy found us and how we’ve been met by His grace.
To tell one another what God has done in and through us,
To encourage each other,
And to draw others in who desperately need to know.
I wonder how it would strengthen and empower our hearts to know that our pain and suffering, and our mistakes and failures, are never in vain when we surrender them to God.
I wonder how hearts would be renewed to hear they are not journeying alone.
To hear how God will, and has, transformed even the most horrific circumstances and used them for good.
To understand and know how He can redeem and restore any situation to reflect His goodness and love.
Because He IS that kind of God.
My God-sized dream tonight, is of a community here in this online space, where we are filled with the wonder of His love, moved by the radical power of His grace, and changed by His generous and unending mercy toward each and every one of us.
Oh imagine the wonder of us all … united … standing arm in arm, with our scars of this life exposed for others to see. Not to wallow, or complain, or highlight shame or guilt or despair. But instead, for those scars to declare to each other and to shout to all the world, that God is with us…
And He is good,
And we are loved,
No matter what!
Friend, I’m inviting you today to such a community … this community … that you may know you are never alone!
Has mercy found you?
How has grace changed your life?
I’m joining Lisa-Jo, over at her site today, to take five minutes and just write without worrying if it’s just right or not. The challenge is to write for 5 minutes flat with no editing, tweaking or self critiquing, with the prompt she gives. And today, her last prompt of 2012: