Monday, April 19, 2010

The Pardon, a gift to give


Dear God,

help me today, as I mother and friend and wife,
to not fail.

And when I do, thank you for the pardon you give me every time I mess up.
Freshly new from your washing grace--forgiven and rebuilt,
please give me the wisdom and compassion
to forbear with others when they fall down,
remembering the me that is daily
picked up,
brushed off,
and loved by You.

Amen


holy experience

8 comments:

Stephanie said...

That's beautiful Jen! And I love the picture! What a perfect illustration.

J said...

After I wrote this, I browsed through old photos to see if anything would illustrate it well...I discovered this photo from my Costa Rica album. It was a bridge which crumbled while a big truck was still on top. Everyone was safe, if I recall right, but when they rebuilt the bridge, they left the other one...strange, but such a wonder to see the old and new side by side!

Misty said...

Thank you. Beautifully and simply said.

Dianne said...

"freshly new from your washing grace"--I love that line and I pray with you that you will be all that God intends for you to be to your husband, your children and your friends.

rich, rich blesses from His hand,
Dianne

Angela said...

I enjoyed reading this. Thank you. Found you from Ann's.

Sharlyn Guthrie said...

Profound!

Catherine said...

Amen. Beautiful words. I, too, am so very thankful that He gently picks me up, and by His grace washes me clean day by day.

Thanks for visiting me at Love Living Simply :) .

Many Blessings,
Catherine :)

Jonie said...

FABULOUS photos Jen!

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