true humanity

Having binge-watched our way through several of our favorite shows to their completion, my husband and I have started a couple more to see if they are something we want to start watching. Last night as we were discussing some highlights, we noticed that several of them had “heroes” who were starting the slippery decline towards the dark side. Subsequently, we were experiencing some uncertainty as to where we stood, whose “side” we were on.

Brilliantly written work always reflects the truest nature of humanity.

In our culture, we love the idea of good versus evil, right and wrong, our way or no way. When those closest to us fail us (or seemingly so), we are quick to move them over to the category of undesirable and wait indignantly for our apology.

Revealing our deepest of mortal failings.

Having been blessed with a few more years than I would like to expand upon, the canvas of life behind me is slowly becoming increasingly clear in its lessons and revelation. In the soft glow of God’s grace, the truth is being revealed that we all have our shining moments…and our days where the darkness came unwittingly gushing from our deepest lack. 

We all fall short of being the hero at times.

What tremendous value there is in the willingness to marvel at the grace we are offered in Christ. The truth that God can and will bring all things to good for those who love Him, even when the consequences we are facing come as a direct result of our own shortcomings, is nothing short of miraculous. Basking in the sunlight that poured through my window this morning as it pierced through the fog, I was overwhelmed by the awareness of my own perspective being shifted from darkness into light.

Into revelation of the redeeming love of God, and the distinct privilege of being called to administer that same grace to others.

A privilege extended to us all, friends. 

 And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? – Matthew 7:3

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound… – Isaiah 61:1

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. – 2 Peter 3:9

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