Found by Grace…Timeless God = Timeless Grace

(We’d sung the song by Matt Redman, Your Grace Finds Me, as a congregation many times, but one Sunday last summer, the words in the refrain impacted me differently.

Your grace finds me;

Yes, Your grace finds me!

Since that Sunday, I keep being reminded of ways God’s grace has found me in the past, finds me in the present, and I’m assured, will continue to find me in the future.)

Timeless God = Timeless Grace…

     With each passing birthday, the quality of God I grow to depend upon increasingly is God’s immutable character.

     God does not change. God’s grace does not change. In a world that’s constantly changing, this truth anchors my soul.

     God’s grace was; God’s grace is; God’s grace always will be.

     This is theological truth I don’t comprehend fully, but with every new wrinkle that emerges and every new gray hair I find, I feel a deeper level of appreciation that I serve a timeless God who extends timeless grace.

     The other day, I was looking through a file on my computer I’ve named, “Quotes Worth Keeping,” and I came across this poem written by St. Catherine of Sienna, a Dominican sister who lived in the 14th Century. I remember first reading this poem, and being struck with the opening stanza where she describes first seeing God when she was a child.

     I, too, knew I’d discovered God as a child when I was five or six years old. Like Catherine I can say my discovery of divine light never waned, although I confess there have been many times in life when my faith has “flickered.”

     I hope you’ll be blessed by these words of a woman who lived more than 600 years ago. And, I also hope you’ll discover in God’s grace what our hearts seem to long for—that something Catherine of Sienna described as “A Beloved of infinite tenderness.”


St. Catherine of Sienna (1347-1380)

I first saw God when I was a child, six years of age.
the cheeks of the sun were pale before Him,
and the earth acted as a shy
girl, like me.

Divine light entered my heart from His love
that did never fully wane,

though indeed, dear, I can understand how a person’s
faith can at time flicker,

for what is the mind to do
with something that becomes the mind’s ruin:
a God that consumes us
in His grace.

I have seen what you want;
it is there,

a Beloved of infinite

     Blessings on your journey as you discover God’s timeless grace…

Sue Reeve

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God does not change. God’s grace does not change. In a world that’s constantly changing, this truth anchors my soul.

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