Tuesday grace is the grace of ordinary things.
I recently read, “Sometimes miracles are just good people with kind hearts.” That’s the epitome of Tuesday grace. Good people with kind hearts are shot through with grace, but of the kind we often fail to recognize. “‘Just‘ good people?” Good people with kind hearts are a miracle, a tremendous miracle of grace.
Tuesday grace is coffee in the morning without realizing it’s an extravagance, not a necessity. Tuesday grace is a hot shower, without noticing that running water is a luxury.
Tuesday grace is that your dog loves you more than you deserve every day of your dog’s life, because that’s how dogs are wired.
Tuesday grace is the grace that most of us live by most of the time without noticing.
When we do notice Tuesday grace, we live better. We’ve opened our eyes to appreciate and not take for granted this grace that sustains us.
Mercy is deserving but not receiving punishment. The servant in Matthew 18 who owed the master so much money begged for patience, but his master gave him mercy instead, forgiving the impossible debt.
Grace is deserving something negative but instead being given something positive, deserving the consequence of our sin but instead receiving God’s love.
“For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” The law is you get what you “deserve” and punishment comes when you break the law. Grace came through Jesus. Grace always comes through Jesus.
Tuesday grace is receiving God’s love in a thousand little ways and not even knowing. Tuesday grace is when someone smiles at you.