We roofed a house last week. Hot. Strenuous. Truly a learning experience. (First lesson – I don’t want to roof houses for a living.) The first day was the most critical, because after all the old shingles were ripped off, the wooden roof decking was exposed and the house was vulnerable. That is, until we covered it with underlayment. Ours was stamped all over with the word “GRACE.”
I thought how fitting. Not only does GRACE protect and cover the flaws and vulnerabilities of the roof, defending it from all kinds of attack – sun, rain, critters, you name it … GRACE provides the foundation for the shingles.
God’s grace does that for us as well.
We are under grace. Romans 6:14 says so. For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.
And we build with it. According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. (1 Corinthians 3:10)
Grace provides the foundation for our salvation, for our daily walk and for our eternity. I love the way God used something as mundane as roofing material to remind me.
What ordinary things have reminded you of God’s goodness lately?