"The miracle of grace is no miracle to Love," my cousin reminded me as we were waiting backstage to perform in our high school dance production.
I was nervous. I was a freshman and this was the first time I had ever choreagraphed a full length piece that was now being performed in front of a crowd. But the familiar quote and the reminder that this performance was on God's shoulders, lifted a false sense of responsibility I had about the performance. It calmed my nervousness and reminded me that this performance is about God's grace. It was not about what I could personally achieve, nor a personal statement designed to gather praise about my up and coming skills as a dancer or choreagrapher. This performance was about joy and freedom of movement.
Grace has always seemed to be an evasive term. But I now saw it that it is an inherent quality that comes to the surface naturally to ease away nervousness. Grace is also the antidote to anger. Grace is the soothing and smoothing away of irritation. It quietly assures us that God is in control, and we can move forward in our day in the balance and confidence of divine Love's leading.
The performance that night went off without a hitch and it became the first of many performances. Whenever I am faced with a new project, a new direction in my life or a new oportunity, the lesson of grace learned that night is one I continually draw on! To have things resolve harmoniously, beautifully, graciously and joyfully is divinely natural. It is no miracle to God! And it is right and natural for us to experience God's grace.
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Kim C Korinek, CSB
banner photo (c) Micah Korinek; other photos by Gabe Korinek, Kim Korinek, Brad Crooks. Leslie Larsen (c) 2016