Life Itself is Grace
Three word pictures, random snapshots from my journals; I share them here as I think about the idea of grace. It’s easy to see grace in the beauty of nature or the camaraderie of friends at a party, but grace is just as much a part of the story in the snapshot from my college years, the one that describes the panic attacks and severe anxiety that were a part of my life at that time.
From my experiences with anxiety, I’ve learned to depend on someone greater than myself, Jesus. From those experiences, I’ve learned to reach out to others who feel just as alone as I did, with a greater understanding and level of empathy than I would have had, had I not gone through this myself. That is grace.
“Life itself is grace.”- Fredrick Buechner
Like pieces of a puzzle, the good, the painful, and the mundane moments- they all fit together to make us who we are. Only God sees the complete picture.
“All moments are key moments”- Fredrick Buechner
I write because I want to pay attention. I’m looking for grace- and I'm finding it. Some people take photos, others paint beautiful pictures, and the list goes on. I think when people create art, in it’s many different forms, they are paying attention. God created us this way, because in paying attention, we find grace.