Wednesday, February 15, 2006

GRACE









"Experiencing the present purely is being empty and hollow;
you catch grace as a man fills his cup under a waterfall. " Annie Dillard

I read this quote and I am just struck with a vision of a waterfall and me in it...smack dab in the middle of it with my cup extended trying to fill it and of course you can't. The force of the water is so overwhelming, the force of Your Grace the same.
Trying to take just a cup of grace, just a cup of water from the falls ...and being drenched in the trying. There is no taking a little grace, in the trying your hand is drenched, your wrist, your arm, your body, your hair and face and neck...the power of the falls is overwhelming. The power of Your Grace....staggering.
I am drenched but the cup is empty, nothing to take away. Nothing to take away, I have to stay smack dab in the middle of the fall, in the middle of your GRACE. Maybe if I do and become so drenched w/love and grace....I won't be able to stop giving it to others???
So as I am feeling SAD today step into the falls...BE DRENCHED...
So as I am feeling DOWN tomorrow step into the falls...BE DRENCHED...
So as I am feeling angry or joyous or jealous or content the next or the next day...step into the falls...BE DRENCHED....

BE DRENCHED

10 comments:

Jada's Gigi said...

AMEN! His grace is more than sufficient, it is an overwhelming flood, a river rushing that when we step into it we are swept away.
Beautiful post!

lex said...

i get a picture of someone drenched hugging someone dry. if we stay soaked in grace others can't help but be touched by our wetness and ask, what is that? great quote . . .

Karen said...

That's lovely, Becky!

Tickneen said...

Love it!! I want some of that drenching! I sure feel like I have to work for it though ya know. I don't expect God to rain down on me when I have been so distant. Perhaps when I am cuddled up in his arms, I will get a glimpse of this here waterfall.

Danielle said...

Aaah..wow...what a description. I have chills. BE DRENCHED in God's promises, Becky.

"They hit me when I was down,
but God stuck by me...
God made my life complete
when I placed all the pieces before him." --Psalm 18:18-20

Thank you for continuing to Glorify Him for all of us!

Richard said...

Beautiful thoughts! Ahhhh Grace! It is much more than we can hold! It overwhelms us!

Becky, though you might be despairing at times please take comfort in knowing that it is that Grace that is greater than we are. No matter what we go through...no matter how we feel we can always be reassured of God's faithfulness to us.

Ms, Roman said...

Wow! Beautiful. Very edifying.
I want to be drenched:)

Be blessed
Debbie

Sublime said...

Hi BJK,

Thank you for stopping by my blog The Big Question today and leaving your answer. I post a new question each day, so come back again sometime soon.

Your description of the waterfall and grace is beautiful. I wish I felt even a smidge of that in my life right now.

Take care,
Sublime

Larry said...

Walk into the rain of blessing, but be sure to leave your umbrella closed. This is my problem: blessing all around, desert under my umbrella. Fear keeps me dry.

Melissa said...

AMEN!