Today I went for a walk in the woods behind our house. I love to walk in these woods. Today there was a little squirrel in a tree who caught my eye. He looked at me and I looked at him, and we were just staring at each other for a moment. In that moment the wind blew my hair away from my face. The world seemed peaceful. It was a quiet moment, just the squirrel and I enjoying a look at each other.
I think the joy of life is often in those little moments. I feel those are moments of everyday grace. Little ways that the loving presence of God just breaks into our world and our little life and just makes us feel special.
A thought comes to mind - "new every morning." His grace is new every morning, fresh for that day, everyday grace to bring us through, to break into our lives, to give us joy, to let us know He is there and He is taking care of us, loving us, smiling at us.
I have a little quote on a card in my kitchen that says, "Thank Him for all the ways He breaks through this world to send you flowers." God breaks through. Grace breaks through. He is always there, grace is always there, love is always there, though we don't always see it, feel it, know it. He breaks through in everyday grace to let us see and know and feel that we are loved, life is special, He is here.
Thank you Father for those moments of everyday grace!