Monday, May 17, 2010

The Gift of Grace

John 1:12-13 12Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.


Grace
I refer to Him as my Heavenly Father
He affectionately calls me His girl
("Daughter" when I need a little push)
Sometimes I feel like I'm his favorite child,
Other times, I'm the family screw up.
It doesn't matter which I am, though
Either way, thanks to Jesus Christ,
The Almighty calls me His
This, to me, is Grace.



19 comments:

Glynn said...

I realized something here, Helen. Because of the gift He gave us, we are all named Grace.

Tricia said...

Wow!

S. Etole said...

There is so much strength in this ...

jake said...

Good job contrasting being the favorite versus being the family screw up. Helen, I think you're a great lady!!!!

Russell Holloway said...

You can call Glynn, Grace ... :-) Thank you for your poem. :-)

Joyce said...

I loved this!

katdish said...

Ah, Helen. I feel the same way!

Billy Coffey said...

I loved this, Helen. WOW.

Kass said...

You very simply brought the concept of grace home for me.

Duane Scott said...

If you are His favorite daughter, I'm definitely His favorite son. :)

jasonS said...

Amen. Great truth here. Thanks, Helen!

n. davis rosback said...

i agree...
this is truly grace, indeed.

Anne Lang Bundy said...

Amazing how He makes us each feel like His favorite.

Maureen said...

Beautifully expressed, Helen.

Bridget Chumbley said...

This was written beautifully, Helen. Thanks for saying what I needed to hear today.

M.L. Gallagher said...

The grace of your writing touches my soul.

Sandra Heska King said...

He loves us no matter how we feel or even if He has to put us in the corner. Love this.

♥ Kathy said...

That was really beautiful Helen ♥

caryjo said...

True. One day I'm a treasure, I'm sure... others I'm a "Pain"... can almost see Father rolling His eyes. But, whether I'm perfect or not, HE IS! YEA!!