Grace

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Redwood new growth needle tipsSunlight peeks through smoky pearl skies. Raindrops shimmer, suspended from fine, fragile pine tips. Creation awaits fulfillment in the One who is to come, God incarnate.
We are “servants of Christ and stewards of God’s mysteries,” called to be found trustworthy and faithful (1 Corinthians 4:1). How can we possibly be worthy of trust in stewarding this core Mystery of God’s love come to earth in human life? For God to know personally our boundaries, our Lilliputian dreams, even our sin, and still affirm our adoption, made more and more into God’s very image?

It is grace, all grace. The sunlight knows. The trees are attuned.

Your partner in ministry,
Betsy Schwarzentraub

Written 12/21/2010 for the General Board of Discipleship
of the United Methodist Church

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