A friend talked to me today to repair a hole in our relationship that I had unwittingly caused.
In that conversation I saw her extend a level of grace that is rare. I can’t stop thinking about it. She chose to give grace despite being in pain.
Above all things have intense and unfailing love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins [forgives and disregards the offenses of others]. (1 Peter 4:8 Amp)
She chose to disregard the offense. She chose to forgive. She chose to cover my error. She chose to make up for my shortfall.
Beautiful. I am totally in awe.
I’ve known her for a long time. I knew her when she was a girl. I’ve had the privilege of watching her grow up. I was her pastor and leader.
For years I extended grace to her because, after all, she was just a child. I find grace is easy to give to someone who is “lesser” than you. Grace with reason.
But no longer am I an adult and she a child. We are both women. We are peers. We are equal in the Body. Unique and different but equal.
Today she extended grace to me that I have never extended to her. Grace without reason.
Powerful. Beautiful. Transformative.
I love the redemption power God gives us through the Holy Spirit. Thank you beautiful friend. I so value your wisdom, love and sisterhood.