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Saturday, October 01, 2011

A picture of Grace! Part Ore!

                                                               Photo Courtesy of:  I will be ordering these.

     Yes,  this is me and my friend Kristin with Author and speaker Jennifer Rothschild!  We were able to attend the Fresh Grounded Faith conference here in Chattanooga, and it was great!  I have never been a person who depends solely on emotional highs or mountain top experiences to drive my growth in the Lord, but this was indeed a gift from the Lord!

If you don't know about Jennifer Rothschild's story, you need to:  Click it!    I did a bible study by her a few years ago called Me, Myself, and Lies. which blew me away, I felt it was written for me!   Jennifer is so classy!  Since she was 16 years old, she has been legally blind,  She is truly a testament to living by faith, and not by sight!  I guess you could say I have a new hero!  Here's the thing. I did not pursue this meeting with her.  I did not go looking for it.  I happened to cross paths with her husband who kindly invited me to meet her.  I did nothing to orchestrate this, I was richly blessed by a sweet gift, which I did nothing to deserve!  This gift is an illustration of what Christ has done, He offers us himself, He gave his life, though He owed us nothing!  It is a gift that He gave, and there is no way to repay such a gift!  What we can do, is live life as people, who are the products of Grace!  We can also be extenders of Grace!  God invites us to know him through his son Jesus.  I never could have met Jennifer, if her husband and others had not invited me.  My response was one of abundant joy and gratitude.  There should be an even greater response when Jesus invites us to "meet" him continually at his Holy Throne!  Jennifer got down off her tall stool to talk with me.  I cannot help, but see how this is a picture of what Jesus did for you and me!  He came in Flesh as "God with us!  He shows his love and care for us, by coming to us, while knowing in our limited sinfulness we could never reach out to him, or on our own  effort introduce ourselves to his Holiness!  He knows us already, and HE STILL INVITES US!        May we live lives that are evident that we are marked by grace, because of the TRUE HERO, JESUS Christ!
 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast Eph. 2:8-9Find verse here   Have you experienced a tangible picture of grace?  I bet you have, and I'd love to hear about it!  


Dylan said...

Uh, yeah! It happens every morning when I wake up and thank God for the day, and then at night when I count my blessings and see how much He's given me!!! :)

Molly said...

You look positively blissful in this photograph. I'm not familiar with Jennifer Rothschild. I'm headed to check out her story now.

So glad that you had this meaningful experience and more importantly that it was a reminder of God's ultimate gift!!!

sprinkles said...

I've never heard of Jennifer, will have to check out her story.

Victoria said...

Thanks for sharing about God's grace. I'm excited for you that you got to meet one of your heroes! By the way, you look gorgeous in that picture. :)
God bless,

Jennifer Dougan said...

Hi, how is your week going? What a fun experience you had with meeting Jennifer Rothschild. I have done one or two of her Bible studies.

May you have a blessed week, full of God's graces.

Jennifer Dougan