One of the reasons I am grateful for God in my life, is because God teaches me to love.
It is not that I was unaware of love before I consciously aware of God. It is more the case that my appreciation and awareness of love is far greater as I grow in knowing what it is to know Love.
This is a very important thing for me, because of my tendency to be harsh and critical about people and institutions. When I would want to throw my hands in despair and rant and rave about the shortcomings and inadequacies of something or someone, thank God love shuts my mouth and changes my heart to see rather than an incompetent and inept situation, rather having a compassionate need to work alongside them to make things right.
This is made easier by the reflection of that taking place in my life where Jesus didn’t consign me to the waste dump of history, but rather, through people and opportunities, worked in and through me to recognise issues and engage with them in the light of Him.
Thank God for grace.
For His Name’s Sake
C. L. J. Dryden