“And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.” Zechariah 12:10
“What, girl?” I asked my dog… “are you going to get it?”
Nosed pressed up against the door and ready to launch, our Golden-doodle hit the screen head on as I slid the glass door back.
“Hang on, Cherry,” I laughed, and as I opened the screen she shot out of the house and right to the tree. Barking in frustration as “the squirrel that torments her” climbed out of her reach, she settled for darting laps around the yard. Around and around she went, chasing absolutely nothing at all …at top speed.
When the solution we grab at escapes us, the tendency to steam in circles is tempting. I often to lose my “grace,” instead of looking up.
Zechariah means, “God has remembered.” There is no need to grasp at grace; God remembered us before we arrived. Approximately 500 years before Christ, God speaks though Zechariah in remembrance of His Son, crucified. For what? Grace.
When we seek Him in His Word first, the pace of grace sets the tune of our day …regardless of “what torments us.”
Father, You are powerful to set the tune and the pace of each day. Forgive us for trying to control what isn’t to be, and bless us to know the difference by seeking You in Your Word each day. In Jesus Name, Amen.
What is one way God connects with You through His Word? Share a moment when you felt like you didn’t fit in. Get the conversation started by commenting below, and let’s encourage one another as we face life in 2017 armed with grace!
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