On Spring, Glory and Grace

As flowers start peeking up from the hard, dull earth, as buds appear on bare branches, it’s hard not to be reminded that God reveals Himself in two ways: through the Bible and in nature. Both revelations can’t help but point to God’s glory.

The theme of grace abounds in the Bible, culminating in what Christ did for us. But every spring when those buds show up, grace is revealed there, too. No matter what happens throughout the year—all the good and the bad of it—God sustains this earth in a way that is astoundingly miraculous.

I pray you’ll notice a miracle today. For me, that’s looking no farther than right out my window. Even in a tamed and cultivated suburban landscape, I can see birds that have returned from warmer winter climates. They’ve flown back up here out of an instinct put in them by God. Plus, my favorite tree in the parkway is budding. Daffodils will soon wave at me from the yard, too, even after sitting under months of snow and ice.

All this reminds me that God’s grace is around me. As I read this morning from the Puritan’s Prayer book, “Every new duty calls for more grace than I now possess, but not more than is found in thee…”

My prayer is already answered. I may not have enough grace on my own, but God’s grace is there to fill me—all I have to do is ask His help to share it!

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About Maureen Lang

Author of a dozen novels, Maureen Lang has won the Selah Award, a Holt Medallion, FHL's Reader's Choice Award, and been a finalist in such contests as the Christy, the Rita, the Carol, Book Buyer's Best, and others. Before publication she was the recipient of a Golden Heart and a Genesis (then called the Noble Theme). She resides with her husband and kids in the Chicago area. Titles by Maureen Lang All In Good Time Bees In The Butterfly Garden Springtime Of The Spirit Whisper On The Wind Look To The East My Sister Dilly On Sparrow Hill The Oak Leaves Remember Me Pieces Of Silver
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