I notice the cars ahead of me are swerving. There’s something in the road.
It’s a man.
Oh, it’s just him.
We all know this man. He often wears a reflective vest over his clothes. He carries a bag with his stuff. He’s frequently seen walking on the road in our small community. On the road, not the side of the road.
But no one honks.
We all just swerve.
Because we know. He’s an innocent. We know he knows no better. So we do better.
We show him everyday grace.
Everyday grace is the kind of grace we give each other without thinking much about it. It’s seemingly little things.
- It’s quietly throwing away someone else’s trash that they left behind.
- It’s just ignoring the driver who cuts you off in traffic.
- It’s not making the critical comment you want to say about your partner’s dirty clothes on the floor (again).
Everyday grace is giving wide berth to the disheveled man walking on the road with his sack of treasures, oblivious to anyone around him.
Give everyday grace generously. That’s how God gives it to us.
“And God gives grace generously….”
James 4:6 (NLT)
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How have you seen everyday grace? How can you extend it to others this week? Please share in the comments.
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