Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Day 6- The Grace Awakening

Today  I  received  a   hands  on  experience  of  grace
which  further  gave  me  an  insight  into what  God  has  done  for  us.
In the  afternoon  I met  an  administrator to get  his 
approval of  a  request.Two  other  people  had  already passed  it
and  now  it  was  up  to  him to put  his  signature  on  it.
When I  met  him  face  to  face  , I  realised  how  closely  he  adheres  to
the  rule  book. According  to  him  I  had  not  submitted  a document
which was  required.
Procuring  this  paper  would  be  a  long and  difficult  task for  me.

I  asked  him  to  consider  my  predicament.
And he  made  me  sweat it  out  in  his plush  air conditioned  office.
But  in  the end  he  was  very  gracious  towards  me
and  signed  my   plea with a
brotherly  caveat.

This  is  what grace  does.
The  law  ,which  is  necessary  for  the   orderly  functioning of
society is sometimes  harsh and  relentless.
There are  laws  which are  unfair and  unjust   too.

But  grace   is  unmerited  favour which flows   down
to us  in  our  moment of  need.
Grace  sobers  us and  makes  our  hearts
overflow  with thankfulness.
As a  recipient of  God 's  grace
I am  more  blessed  than any other  person.
   16 Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
John 1 NIV (BIBLE)

The  photo is of  the  local  Cathedral.
It  was  taken   by  my   nephew  Ashish

6 Fertilize my soul:

Shelley said...

What a wonderful testimony Amrita..God can even change the hearts of the not so gracious and use them to grant us blessings. I am praising and thanking our Lord Jesus with you that his mercy and grace brought about your need....his grace is always with us that is for certain...Blessings dear sister in Christ.

Terra said...

The Cathedral is beautiful and I am pleased you were blessed with grace when the official made his decision in your favor.

Carol-Ann Allen said...

Favourite line: Grace sobers us and makes our hearts
overflow with thankfulness.

So relieved for you! Rejoicing that you were a recipient of "grace" today! :D

SINCERITY said...

What a beautiful and gracious God we serve! His love is just amazing!

And who knows? Maybe the administrator will remember your specific situation and see how God helps those who trust Him.

We are ambassadors for Christ even in the seemingly ordinary and every-day activities of our lives!

Praising God for His goodness and for your life that continues to honor Him!

Julia Dutta said...

Fabulous post Amrita. Yes, I agree with you, totally. Praise the LOrd!
Much love,
Julia

Felisol said...

WE must and can never stop praying. Grace upon grace is what we can be expecting.
I'm happy for you that your approval was granted.