Sunday, September 4, 2011

~~~~~THOUGHTS ON A SUNDAY MORNING~~~~~ What is Grace, Nana?

For as long as I can remember one of my favorite words in the English dictionary has been the word "grace".  I seem to say it all the time and even feel sometimes like I've completely over used it and worn it out.  So...a few weeks ago when my grand-girl, Miss K, asked me what the word "Grace" meant, I said the same thing to her that had always been said to me...

"It means the "Unmerited Favor of God!" 

Miss K:
"Well...what does that mean?
I don't understand unmerited flavor!" 

"It's FAVOR, not FLAVOR!"
hmmm....well, Miss K...grace is...
umm...(I'm thinking here)..."

Miss K:
"Nana?"  What is "unmerited flavored grace?

"I told's favor NOT flavor!  There's no "L" in it! Grace isn't a flavor!!!"

Miss K:
"Do you want me to Google it?"  (She is 8!)

"No, don't Google it!  OK...I think I have it now!"

"Grace is something you didn't expect.
Grace is something you can't earn.
And Grace is something you'd never, ever turn down."

Miss K:
(Blank Stare!)

(Struggling to get down on her level here...)
"It's God being kind to us when we don't deserve His kindness!"

With that my Miss K said this:

"Oh I know what it means now, Nana!  I showed grace to {Lisa} last week by not calling her a FAT HOG after she said I looked really ugly in glasses!!!!"
(Christmas 2010)

"My grace is enough for you.
When you are weak, my power is made perfect in you.  
II Corinthians 12:9


Blessings as you remember that God is generous with His grace.

Love to you...


Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

Wonderful post Rebecca! It is so hard sometimes to conceive of being loved like that isn't it?
But what an amazing comfort it is especially in our complicated times.
Have a bright and blessed Sunday!
Tina xo

NanaDiana said...

Well, personally, I want to find that little Miss Lisa and give her a talking to! Sounds like MissK has Grace down pat and is already using it. Gotta LOVE a kid like that! xo Diana

KatyDidStitches said...

Well now. THAT made me spit iced coffee all over my monitor!

And I shall respectfully disagree with "Lisa." The most grace-full Miss K looks ADORABLE in glasses.


Suzanne said...

Oh Rebecca, this is just a precious moment you shared between you and your sweet granddaughter. Your explanation of grace was a much needed reminder and lesson for this lady so thank you for that. Beautiful post! Blessings to you this Sunday morning.

Anonymous said...

Dear Rebecca,
Your posts always put a smile on my face ~ and I think this is one of my favorites.
Your beautiful grandaughter is wise beyond her years.
Have a lovely Sunday!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

She is a wise young lady...I am still trying to learn it!!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

So cute.

A Southern Rose said...

How precious... made me smile.

Hugs to you,
Lee Laurie

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Oh how our babes can make us think. Such a simple question (so we think) can stop us in our tracks. Thank you Rebecca for such a heart warming and thought provoking post. I will be thinking about this for a long while.
Hugs and blessings on this beautiful Sunday. Sue

nancarts said...

This is something we all need to know! God will never leave us and never forsake us.
What a beautiful young lady!
Peace and Blessings,

Unknown said...

I can't just see her face (and yours) as she is trying to understand this. lol. She is precious! Blessing to you on this great day.

Mark said...

Rebecca, I just read your Sunday and Friday blogs. I loved the one about family. I really enjoyed all of the pictures of you growing up. Family is so important! It reminded me of growing up with my brother and the joy we experienced with my parents.

I always enjoy your Sunday thoughts! Thank you for taking the time to share all the good things that happen to you and then connecting it to God. It gives each of us hope and a lifeline in this troubled world.

Mary B.

Jen said...

I just love this post and like "rosebud" it put a smile on my face.
Sad that Ms K got that mean comment. I think she looks absolutely adorable with her glasses! :-)


Jocelyn said...

I do so love the word Grace. How wonderful that the Lord has given us a beautiful word to express the beauty of His love and mercy. BTW, I think Lisa looks so precious in her little glasses :-)

Blessings to you,

Theresa said...

Yes, Miss K has got it:) SWEET! Tell her that Ganky says "YOU are beautiful in your glasses"! Love you all!

Linda said...

Beautiful! This touched my heart so much!

Miss K looks adorable in glasses. And I love the picture of you and her together. I can see that grandma love just oozing forth from you!

What a special moment with her, and I know you will remember it always.

Love, Linda

Ginger said...

Oh how cute she is. Out os the mouth of babes. Hope your weekend has been sweet. Isn't this weather fabulous.
Luv u

Sheila said...

Love Miss K's showing of grace.
She is too cute. Love your posts they are like devotions to me.
Enjoy your Holiday today.

Gert said...

Oh Rebecca what a wonderful post! You just made my day!

Blessings & " grace"...
xoxo Gert

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, So a sweet conversation-I love it when the grands ask spiritual questions. Hope you have a delightful day my friend.
Hugs, Noreen

Barbara Jean said...

Oh such a sweet post. Kids can really make us think in simpler terms can't they??

Glad my flower tutorial helped you out. Do we get to see the flowers you made??
I'm busy making lots cause that is how I decorated my shop tree last year. I loved it so much I'm doing it that way again. =)

you bless me by your visits and always kind words. You are a gift from the Lord to me.

barbara jean

Tootie said...

A very sweet post and a very sweet Grand Daughter. :)

GwendolynKay said...

Dear Rebecca,
I have to tell you this made me giggle! Your Miss K is quite adorable!

Charlotte said...

What a beautiful post on grace. You commented on Spiritual Sundays that you wanted to link there but I didn't see your link. Did I miss it? i hope you will link with us in the future.

Rena said...

Oh, such a sweet conversation with your g'daughter. And now you're totally prepared for the next time someone asks you what grace is!
Indeed, His grace is wonderful and, oh, so sufficient!

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