Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Hebrews 12:15 (NLT)
She got into my car rather timidly. We chatted about the weather and a recent trip she’d taken. The conversation stayed on the surface and the ride was short so I didn’t expect the conversation to go anywhere. As I was shifting the gear into park, she said “I took my trip to have a sex change operation.” WOW! I didn’t see that coming. My mind raced as I tried to find an appropriate response. Today’s text popped into my mind. I asked her some questions and as she was getting out of the car, I told her I was glad she was back and was doing OK. She smiled and made a comment about me being nice.
I really think what she was looking for was some form of kindness. I love the way the AMPC version puts Hebrews 12:15….Exercise foresight and be on the watch to look [after one another]…. We are called to share God’s grace so that no one fails to receive it. What is God’s grace? It is God giving us the very best of himself when we deserve the least. Translate that into your daily actions. Sharing God’s grace would be us planning ahead and looking out for folks (no matter what that looks like) who may need a touch of God’s love. It is making sure we share the unconditional love we are so freely given.
How are you going to be on the lookout for someone who needs to see God today? How are you going to share God’s grace?