The other day I was watching our daughter play with her brothers. My beautiful little girl has hit an age where we’re all deftly aware of how fleeting her moods are. One moment she’s giggling and full of light and love and the next she’s full of tears, a dark mood suddenly befalling our house!
To be honest, I’m truly baffled by it. Although I grew up with sisters, I have never really gotten a handle on the drama and I’m terrible at managing it. Give me a financial catastrophe over a teenage girl crisis anyday!
Most often I just throw up my hands and leave the room. It’s safer that way!
I bring this up because although we are surrounded by fleeting moods and changing times, we do have one constant, one abiding North Star in our lives–God. And we are all in desperate need of His Unchanging, Unaltering Grace.
The author, Brennan Manning once wrote that God “is not moody or capricious: He know no seasons of change. He has a single relentless stance toward us: He loves us. He is the only God man has ever heard of who loves sinners. False gods–the gods of human manufacturing–despise sinners, but the Father of Jesus loves all, no matter what they do.”
This is reassuring. Just as I love my daughter, regardless of her passing moods, Jesus loves me regardless of my frailties and weaknesses. He came for those who don’t have it all together, and who are not too proud to accept the handout of amazing grace.
If this sounds like you, you are in luck, the good news… the really good news… is the gospel of grace, and we can RSVP to it at any time!