Unexpected Grace

Cloud in the sunlight

Have you ever had a moment where you felt the hand of God somehow in your life…

  • A moment when a car suddenly careens towards you but somehow manages to avoid hitting you.
  • A sudden view of the sunlight through the clouds on a miserable rainy day.
  • Before you leave home, suddenly remembering an important item that was completely out of your thoughts.
  • Reading something that provides you with the right words to help a patient that very day.

Maybe it was something bigger, like choosing a particular college and a particular major that your family opposed and meeting your future husband on the first day…that happened to me.

These moments can be viewed as coincidences or happy random events. But another way of looking at them is as moments of Grace. Perhaps God is in our lives more often than we realize. Of course, we might then ask, well why doesn’t God respond when I pray for certain things? Why does God not always save us from the wreck or the mistake?

And these are valid questions. But what if we let go of the questions, just for today and instead accept these moments of grace as gifts and simply give thanks.

About Mona

I am a wife and mother, a once-Catholic now UCC Christian, with a degree in Theology, a Masters in Religious Education, 27 years of theology teaching experience -- mainly High School, some College. I am now working as a Hospital Chaplain and feeling humbled and privileged every day. I love my family and I love to write; writing helps keep me sane. Published writing: • From Hurt To Healing, Publish America 2004, ebook on Amazon, 2011; •"Forgive and Forget," America Magazine, September 16, 2002; •"From Victim to Victimizer," Human Development Magazine, Summer 2005; • It's Just Not Fair, Introducing The Fairly-Good Mother, ebook at Amazon, 2011; • Traces of Hope: Surviving Grief and Loss, March 2015, St. Johann Press http://www.amazon.com/Traces-Hope-Surviving-Grief-Loss/dp/1937943275
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