“All you who are thirsty, come to the water! You who have no money, come receive grain and eat; Come without paying and without cost, drink wine and milk!” Isaiah 55:1
This passage is part of a chapter known as “An Invitation to Grace.” Grace is often thought of as God’s presence in our world, and so when we ask for grace, we’re really asking for God’s presence to be showered upon us.
Can you imagine if we were thirsty, there would be sustenance for us at no cost? All we would have to do is arrive and we would be fed and given whatever we needed to sustain and nourish us. That is how it is with God’s grace. It is free. It is given abundantly. And it is ours for the asking.
What are you facing today that is difficult or troubling? Go to God with all of your concerns and worries and He will shower you generously with His presence and all good gifts. If you are suffering from a job loss and you aren’t sure how you will purchase new clothes and school supplies for your kids, reach out for help. If your health has been compromised in some way, talk to someone and tell them what you need.
And you who have been given much, this is a time to share. Fill a backpack and donate it to your church or local food shelf for a child in need. If you are in good health and can offer someone a ride to a medical appointment, reach out and lend a hand.
God is here to help us as He inspires us to help each other. Be the hands and feet of Christ today.
Kate Walsh Soucheray is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Stillwater. She works at Christian Heart Counseling at 275 Third St. South and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-439-2059 extension 718.