Tombstones of Grace

randomlychad  —  October 12, 2012 — 10 Comments

'* Tombstone *' photo (c) 2006, Parée - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/Tombstones of grace? What does that mean? Aren’t tombstones more
readily associated with graves–rather than grace?

Yes, that’s true. But there are tombstones of grace, too.

If we look back over our lives, we each can usually more clearly see
where God moved. As the saying goes, “Hindsight is 20/20.”

Looking back, we see what He did, where He moved, how He touched us.

But we can’t go back–we can’t live in those places. To do so is like
living in a graveyard: because that’s where God was–not where He is
now.

Yet there is strength in looking back, because in seeing where He
moved before we are encouraged for the now, and for the road ahead.
That He moved before gives us faith that He will do so again.

For me, this means that I can look back over the five hundred-plus
posts on my blog, and see the grace with which He met me on every one,
and derive strength for the road ahead as I work offline on a longer
form project.

He met me–and will do so again.

He will do the same for you.

So I encourage you to look back at your own “tombstones” of grace, and
draw strength, faith, and courage for the road ahead.

What are some of your “tombstones?” What are you working on now?

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