We should be astonished at the goodness of God, stunned that He should bother to call us by name, our mouths wide open at His love, bewildered that at this very moment we are standing on holy ground. ~ Brennan Manning
I have though, been the beneficiary of wonderfully kind words and completely unanticipated acts of kindness from friends and from strangers. I’ve left those encounters humbled and awed. I’ve ranted and raved about them to others.
I’ve got the mouth wide open part down just fine. The question becomes, what drops my jaw? I can be so bewildered and impressed with the unexpected kindnesses of a stranger and yet take for granted the daily gifts of a Savior.
How often, in my every day conversations do I go on and on about the fact that God, no kidding, God Himself, calls me by name? Grace placed me on this holy ground. It’s time to take a step back and be absolutely astonished!