Grace, a beautiful black Lab from town, has come to the country for a few days as she does once or twice a year when her family has to be out of town. She barks more than we’re used to, she’s often tracking in mud after her swims in the canal, and her tail wags can leave bruises on our shins—but we adore her sweetness and irrepressible enthusiasm for accompanying us. Every chore, every trip, no matter how short, is joyfully anticipated and fully enjoyed. Grace fully expects to have a good time, and she’s never disappointed! Oh, for the grace to be more like Grace, I pray. Just don’t give me her propensity for chasing rabbits!
“For out of His fullness (abundance) we have all received…one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and even favor upon favor and gift [heaped] upon gift.” –JOHN 1:16 (AMP)