In a book by Ted Loder called Guerrillas of Grace is found this prayer: “Eternal One, Silence, from whom my words come: Questioner, from whom my questions arise; Lover, of whom all my loves are hints; Disturber, in whom alone I find my rest; Mystery, in whose depths I find healing and myself; Enfold me now in Your presence; restore to me Your peace; renew me through Your power; and ground me in Your grace.”
“Ground me in Your grace”, a powerful concept so deeply needed in our hectic and often troubling world. Grace, is a word that brings about a mental picture of perhaps a ballerina moving softly across the floor, or the slow melodic movement of a swan upon the calm lake waters. “Grace” is the prayer said at the table before sharing a meal or the professional ice skater flowing across the ice in a rhythmic routine.
The late Bible scholar Donald Barnhouse described grace this way: “Love that goes upward is worship; love that goes outward is affection; love that stoops is grace.” This God given grace, according to Ephesians 1:8 has been lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. It is only because we have redemption through the shed blood of Jesus Christ that we receive the riches of God’s grace—His unmerited favor. It is nothing neither you nor I are able to earn on our own. Grace is the free gift of God to our lives.
We invite you every Sunday to worship with us at Trinity at 10:30 and experience together this wonderful gift of God, called GRACE—God’s Unmerited Favor At Christ’s Expense.