From Grace to Glory
The gifts we receive that we don’t deserve. Will never deserve.
Heaven – here and now- the beauty of – life – art – music – friendship – shower us now. I believe it is grace that allows us to see beyond this world to the next.
What is in an eye to receive beauty? What is in an ear to hear it? Blood, membranes, a lens, a drum? Beauty has a power in and of itself, apart from us. Imbued from the source, not the receiver.
To hunger – and thereby appreciate a power so far beyond ourselves that we can only capture glimmers of it shimmering through a veil.
As we devote ourselves – we become the vessel of Grace to those around us. We become light and life and perhaps even display a small modicum of Glory to those who walk near us.
Grace shows us Glory.
Glory we don’t deserve to see. Will never deserve.
But Glory so bright that our hearts are sometimes moved beyond sinew and bone, cell and neuron, and drawn though the veil to taste a world beyond the material – the ethereal – where abstraction flees before the solid realization of the Creator of Light who is Love.
Love we don’t deserve – but ah- that’s the point of love. Love has no requirement. No demands. It cannot be bought. It is showered. We are immersed.
We are loved!
Grace shows us the power and glory of a Love so great that it reaches and touches us in the core of our being. Shredding our humanness, and laying bare our limitations, while wrapping us in warm and gentle caresses – “Singing over us in Love”.
All we can do – all we are capable of doing – in return – is love.
Tina Steele Penn