The 2nd Greatest Grace

I talk a lot about God’s grace. It’s the passion of my life and the lens through which I see and understand the world.

28 years ago today (June 15, 1991) I received the 2nd greatest gift of God’s grace in my life.


She is my tutor in organizational techniques.


She is my partner in all kinds of ministry.


She is my fellow adventurer in journeys near and far.


She is my counterbalance for many of my extremes.


She is my encourager when fear wells up within.


She is my un-ignorable voice of conscience when I don’t want to listen.


She is my cheerleader and my drill sergeant.


She is my training partner and finish line celebrator.


She is the most common tool of God’s refining work in me.


She is amazing and beautiful and funny.


She is my hand-holder and sorrow sharer.


She makes me want to be a better man.


She is, without question, the 2nd greatest demonstration of God’s grace in my life.

“An excellent wife who can find?

She is far more precious than jewels.

The heart of her husband trusts in her,

And he will have no lack of gain.” (Proverbs 31.10-11)

38 Years for a Moment

38 years is a long time for some things.

It’s hardly long enough to share life with those you love. It’s not at all long enough to invest in your life’s passion. It’s just a beginning when it comes to walking with God.

But… it’s a long, long time to be dependent upon someone else just to get to the bathroom. It’s a very long time to be unable to use your legs. It seems like an eternity when you’re stuck sitting on the ground while the world walks by.

But what if that 38 years was in anticipation of the most amazing moment many people would ever see? What if, at the end of those years of utter dependency, you could stand to your feet at the command of the One who came to bring your only hope of real and genuine life?

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