"My GRACE is sufficient for you ...."
The word 'sufficient' always puts a huge lump in my throat. Enough. Plenty. Abundant.
When I think too far ahead, I wonder "Lord, how in the world will I do that?" and I remember that I don't have the GRACE today that I'll need for tomorrow. It isn't available to me yet because I don't need it today in the same way.
But, oh when I do! It's there. It's deep and abundant and enough.
It's just like God to put an explanation of those very words in my quiet time this week. The author explains "My GRACE is sufficient for you" in a story of a little fish. The thirsty fish is trying its best to drink the river dry. God is saying "Go ahead. DRINK! There's plenty. You'll never run out of water."
And, then again to a man who is standing on top of a mountain. The man says he doesn't want to breathe too much oxygen because what if he breathes it all and depletes the atmosphere? God is saying "Go ahead! BREATHE DEEP. There's plenty. You'll never run out!"
I love that. God's grace is a gift and will always be enough to carry me through anything.
Yes, my brother leaves bright and early in the morning for Hawaii. I think this 'goodbye' is harder for all of us because we have absolutely no idea when we'll see each other again. That's a little difficult for all of us to comprehend because, in case it's not obvious, we are fond of one another :)
I love that he agreed to spend the night last night. Todd's (my big brother) girls came over and we had one big slumber party.
Honestly, we all had one agenda in mind ......
Nerf War is pretty intense around here because all the lights are out and two teams are playing each other in complete darkness.
We played until midnight and until we could barely hold our eyes open any longer (or maybe that was just me).
We were up bright and early for breakfast and for more fun :)
We're trying to prolong the inevitable by packing in as much as we can today. Laser tag, cooking out and then the dreaded goodbyes. Yuck.
But, I'll be swimming in that GRACE when I need to. For that, I am thankful.