Today's Devotion: August 19
Daily Grace for the Daily Grind
Catch us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vines, for our vines have tender grapes.
Song of Solomon 2:15
The small problems of life aren’t always small. Consider what happened at the McMillen Community Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, when a little squirrel managed to get into the place. The building was under construction and due to open within weeks. The furry guy chewed into some wiring and caused a power surge that fried three HVAC systems and destroyed the building’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning units. The damages exceeded $300,000.
Perhaps you’re not facing traumatic, life-altering events right now; but the little foxes are trying to ruin the vines, and the little squirrels are short-circuiting your happiness. God’s grace is endless and amazing, but it also comes in small doses and daily allotments. The same grace that keeps us from losing our souls in hell also keeps us from losing our temper in the office. The same grace that transports us to heaven also gives us composure when our flights are delayed or the traffic is jammed up.
God’s grace is infinite, but accessible. It’s an ocean of grace, but it also falls in gentle drops at our feet. It’s more than enough for the little problems you’ll face today.
Give us this day our daily grace.