Sunday, February 9, 2014
But for the Grace of God
Couldn't help but cry as I thought about about the people watching their home burn. I thought about the people here at the hotel who are here because of house fires, which is problem during the winter months with all the space heaters. We met one of them last night when checked in. As I thought of what total strangers are going through at this very minute and prayed for them with tears, I remembered something my daddy use to say, "But for the grace of God, there go I."
But for the grace of God, we could have lost our home.
We had thanked Him for there being just two non-smoking rooms left at the only hotel in town. We thanked Him for the electricians who were able to come out today. Now, I am thanking Him for sparing our home. While I will continue to pray for those who have lost so much these winter months, I will keep in the forefront of my mind the Amazing Grace that the Lord, for some reason, showed us last night.
"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." ~ I Thess 5:16-18