Sometimes the most beautiful thing is precisely the one that comes unexpectedly and unearned, hence something given truly as a present. Anna Freud
Meditation: The most beautiful things in life are those undeserved and unexpected experiences: Grace as moments when gentle kindness or love suddenly surround us, or hospitality and shelter offered without having to pay anything. Grace as generosity or forgiveness extended to us, or the outstretched hand and goodness of a stranger’s heart who turns our situation from crisis and fear into joy. Grace as the stunning beauty of nature touching our heart as well as times of peace and resting provided, as if the Universe knew we needed it. God’s Grace finds us in unexpected and unearned ways. Every day we are being gifted, often times even without us realizing it. Like the water we drink, like the air we breathe, we are being gifted and sustained. God’s Grace is real.
Prayer: Generous God, You know and You care. We pause to acknowledge all the amazing ways You provide for us every day and every night. We marvel at those times we suddenly experience Your Grace, often when we need it most. Thank You for reaching out to us in so many ways. Open our eyes and hearts to Your bountiful gifts every day. Let us pass on and share your bounty with others. And we are grateful. Amen
And let those who hear say, “Come!” Let those who are thirsty come; and let all who wish take the free gift of the water of life. Revelation 22:17