It occurred to me this morning, waking up to the sound of my husband whispering a happy 33rd birthday in my ear, that I have lived for such a long time under more grace than anyone deserves. My life thus far has been marked by love, joy, freedom, ease, abundance, success, and beauty. For 33 years! So few heartaches have I endured, and even those were overcome in the end by the tyranny of grace.
I do not doubt that my future holds darkness, loss, and pain. But today I have marked it down, that I dare not forget in those days the prevailing goodness of my God. All I have needed his hand hath provided, and more.
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me.