Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Thank Heaven for Grace!
I've seen this a couple times over the last few months, and I just love it. I love the music - I've been thinking alot about how to learn about Christ, to focus more on Christ, and become more like Him. I know we're usually our own worst critics, but I've been feeling particularly inadequate lately. I keep remembering wise words from one of the wonderful women in my congregation at church -- to paraphrase, "If you feel like you aren't enough, like you can't do enough or be enough, it's okay, because it's true. That is why we have the Savior. It is only with Him that we are enough, that we can do enough, that we can be enough." I love the words, "Oh, to Grace how great a debtor daily I'm constrained to be. Let Thy Goodness, like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to Thee. Prone to wander - Lord, I feel it! Prone to leave the God I love.... Here's my heart -- oh take and seal it for thy courts above."
I love that the images in this slideshow are photographs -- so real. It reminds me that He really lived, and still lives today. It reminds me that His miracles are real, and were not just for the past, but are also for my present.
Now if I can just remember that the next time I break up a fight between my kids or the next time I have to tell them something 5 (or 10 or 20) times before they obey or the next time I have to clean up the spilled juice/milk/vegetables/soup/main dish off the floor after another unsuccessful attempt to get my three year old to EAT HIS DINNER....
Thank Heavens for GRACE!