Grace… Covers a Multitude…

Over the years my grandmother has taught me a lot of things…
Aside from all of the things about God… Well my favorite would have to be baking…

From an early age she taught me how to bake… I don’t remember why… But I do know that I grew to love almost everything about it…
One day, after baking a cake, the cake split right down the middle… I was a little panicked because the cake was a gift…

That’s when my grandmother laughed and said, “Icing covers a multitude of sins”…

Then she instructed me on how to ice the cake just right so no one would see the ugly crack down the middle… So it would be covered forever…

It’s funny… I’ve referenced that story so many times…

But right now… Right now in my life… The place that I’m waiting in… Well I find God saying the same thing to me…

That grace… Just like that icing… Covers a multitude of sin…

And I have to admit… He showing me so many areas… Practically every area… Where I don’t apply grace… Where I’m unkind and graceless towards myself… Areas where I don’t choose to let grace be for me too…

Because for some reason I’ve allowed myself to stay in this religious trap of thinking my way through things… I’ve allowed myself to mentally work really, really hard to “figure out” how to solve the situation of the moment…

But that’s where I am realizing I’ve been so wrong… Because I see this trend of doing rather than being… Of doing work rather than allowing grace to cover it all…

And honestly… Honestly being graceful isn’t difficult at all… To me, it can be so simple…

And I guess that’s why I feel so encouraged… Encouraged just to step back from life’s situations… From the areas where I feel like I may be short… And just allow grace to cover it all…

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