I want to go home.
I’m not even really sure where that is, or what I’m homesick for.
And then this familiar phrase becomes a revelation spiraling its way down deep inside
Grace has brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home
It’s all grace. Everything is gift. There are no rights. Nothing is earned or deserved. All is gift.
The thing with gifts is that you can’t make them happen. Most of the time you don’t even realize they are coming.
Someone else chooses what you would like. Someone else does the work to find exactly the right thing. Someone else pays the price…
The best gifts are not earned or expected. They are given out of love and generosity. The are sacrificial and personal. They are a widow’s mite, a child’s affection, a cello. They are everyone who knows all your junk and still loves you. They are eternity wrapped up in an infant. They are an Only Son, given and given and given. They are pure grace.
All we do is receive, with gratitude.
I want to go home and that’s exactly where Grace is leading me. The journey is all gift. I can stop worrying about the details and stop trying to plan the route. I can trust the how and the who, the what and the where, the why and the when, to Grace. All is gift. He has brought me safe this far, and will surely lead me all the way home.