Looking for Grace

The other day a friend posted the image of the feet of a ballerina, both feet on their tippy-toes. However, one foot was exquisite in its pink satin ballet shoes while the other was red, swollen, and bandaged. The message was to never forget elegance required hard work–always an important admonishment. Yet it evoked other thoughts for me. About twenty-six years ago, I was desperately searching for grace–only thing is at the time I thought that meant I was tired of being a klutz and wanted the grace of a ballerina. It was at this time I wrote a play entitled Comic Relief . The main character was Ruby, a Jewish stand-up comedienne, whose goal throughout the play was to find grace. Ruby even goes to her rabbi and asks him, “Where can I find grace?” His answer: How should i know?

On March 19, 1988, grace found me. Y’shua redefined the meaning of grace. “It shall come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear.” Isaiah 65:24


I long to grasp and live in the reality of this exchanged/translated life. “If anyone is in Messiah, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold the new has come.” I no longer live in the flesh “for the law of the Spirit of life in Messiah Y’shua has made me free from the law of sin and death.” Can I hear a long chorus of hallelujah? My longing is not only to grasp this amazing reality of what it means to be born again by His Spirit who now dwells in me (want to say breathtaking reality, but actually it’s a BREATH-GIVING reality), but I long also to communicate this to others, that they may leave the kingdom of darkness and enter into the Kingdom of His Marvelous Light.