How do you picture grace or try to describe it?
I see grace like musical notes that play out in our lives as rich background sound to all our senses, bringing harmony and melody to our moments and a song of praise to our lips and hearts.
These grace notes are Holy whispers we need to train ourselves to listen and respond to.
We live, breathe and have our being in God’s grace.
We are enabled, equipped and encouraged by its anointing.
We have all the riches of God’s treasure store laid out for us by faith in Christ.
Where does one begin to suggest the source of all strength, the power, peace and purpose of knowing our Saviour?
As a weary M.E sufferer (who has very limited energy or inspiration today), I know I cannot do full justice to these things.
But I pray that my lowly offering here will still touch your heart with some small measure of mutuality, a flicker of recognition or understanding.
sunlight fronds filtering through the trees
with holy whispers calling on the breeze
suggestive of love, hope and laughter
kindled with knowledge of joy hereafter.
With friends to hold hands and heart
for whether we’re young or old
they are a rich part of common grace
goodness God gives and deploys
to be acknowledged and enjoyed.
And as we trust in the promise of Your word
believe and receive all we have heard,
as we behold Your face
seeing life through new eyes
with renewed and restored view
of delight and surprise in dealing
with the everyday, we become aware
of how it all comes back to You.
Everything looks better than we had thought
it could be as we have sought
to know and follow closely
being alert in seeing each and every day
is liberally laced
with Your love
revealing a fresh way of living
with help from within
and support from above.
For such is life when
You bring our senses alive.
All is gift
All is grace
All is Christ seen
within and around.
His love surrounds
enabling the freeing
that soils and despoils
Like many before it, this poem had a life of its own.
I began with marvelling at creation.
And veered off into marvelling at the Creator Himself.
Which is no surprise when He is the Source of all grace, all goodness and life itself.
Linking here with Lisa-Jo Baker and all the brave and beautiful writers who participate in #fiveminutefriday. Today’s prompt is:‘Grace’.
You are very welcome and warmly invited to join in.
PS:Grace is a topic I’ve written about many times before in Words of Joy and made into a series called ‘Grace Notes’. It all began here.
12 thoughts on “Grace notes”
i loved this post, it’s after my own heart. tony
Thank you, Tony! I’m so pleased you liked and could relate to this poem. Blessings 🙂
Nature is such a gift, isn’t it. Linking up after you at FMF. I also wrote about grace in nature.
Indeed it is, Kelly. I’ve just read your glorious prose! Loved your post, FMF friend. Blessings 🙂 x
Joy, this is so lovely!…..not feeling inspired? You inspired me, bless you and thanks
Oh, thank you, Julie! I was feeling very low in energy yet sensing God wanted me to write today. All praise to Him for enabling, equipping and inspiring me! Plus, I think I ran over time a bit too. Blessings.
Well isn’t this amazing? I’ve always been so impressed with people who can write poetry. This is truly wonderful. Kudos to you for pressing through feelings to bless us with your gift. Each one’s is so unique, isn’t it? Love to see the various ways of expressing one word here at FMF. Thanks for your contribution.
Thank you, Lisa! It may seem strange but I tend to think and write poetry better than prose when I am less well. Somehow my brain is wired that way! Odd but true. Yes, it is rather lovely seeing how each person takes the word prompt for FMF and makes it their own. I enjoy reading the great variety of posts there. Thanks very much for stopping by to bless and encourage me. I really appreciate it! 🙂 x
I just love your words where you say that all is Jesus within and all around us. Your poem has grace weaved into all your words that gives His life to words that would otherwise would have been lifeless. I really feel the vibrancy of our Pappa’s grace when I was reading your poem and it brings me so much joy to see when someone truly understands grace!
Dear Mia, you live and breathe God’s grace in your life and words too. I always come away feeling blessed and refreshed after reading your lovely blog or seeing a new comment on mine. I’m truly thankful that God took this tired woman, held her close and whispered words to share today that would bless those who read them. We know Jesus. We know what it is to rest on His grace and mercy on a daily basis. And He pours out more than enough to overflow to others. Blessings, my friend. Xx
I love the idea of Holy Whispers. So beautiful. I can imagine God whispering in my ear reminding me of the gift He has given me through His grace and the beauty of the world He created. (Headed from FMF)
Thank you for visiting, Colline. Lovely to meet you! Yes, those Holy Whispers are well worth listening and responding to.