2018-03-07 / Religion

Seeds of Hope

Every now and then it is good to take a “morning inventory” and reflect on the grace of God. This morning when I opened my eyes I thanked God for protecting me while I slept. As I turned off the alarm clock, I thanked Him for sounds and my hearing. As I rested for a moment before I got out of bed I could feel my beating heart which He kept going while I slept. As I stood up, I thanks Him for my balance, healthy legs and my slippers. As I took a shower, I thanked Him for the warm water, shampoo, soap, a towel and a mat on the floor to keep me from slipping. Then I continued by thanking Him for a mirror, razor, deodorant and on and on until I thanks Him for all of the articles of clothing He provided for me to wear today. And then I thanked Him for the words of the psalmist that reminded me of His promise: “no good thing will He withhold from those whose walk is blameless.” It was then that I had to pause in deep humility and gratefully thank Him for His love and grace that I do not deserve. It is so easy for me to accept the gifts of God – including my salvation – without realizing that everything I have or ever have had are gifts from God. And as I reflected on that verse the word blameless kept ringing in my ears as though it was my friendly alarm clock. I, of all people, am certainly not blameless. As I meditated on the word blameless for a few minutes and thought about everything I am or have, it’s not because I am blameless. It’s because of His unending love and grace.

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