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Everyone Needs to Hold the String

October 22, 2012

On a walk along the beach in Santa Barbara, California, our group encountered a gentleman flying a colorful kite. The opportunity just invited a friendly conversation. He told us he comes to the beach every day to fly his kite (I bet his blood pressure is great). He told us the kite was out about 100 yards, just a little further than a football field.

I was delighted at the invitation to hold the string. I was surprised by the gentle pull with that much line out. I returned the line to the owner and he immediately offered it to another member of our group. When she was done, the third and final member of our group was offered the opportunity to hold the string. “Everyone needs to hold the string,” he said with a smile.

How eager are you to share what with you have, even with total strangers? Grace is a beautiful gift held aloft by the wind of the Spirit. It was never given to us for our exclusive personal indulgence. Nothing more honors or captures the gift of grace than inviting someone else to experience it. The magnificent truth is that we experience even more delight when someone else discovers the joy.

The wonderful thing about inviting people to experience holding the grace string is that they never have to give it back…just pass it on. Can you think of someone who is walking in your life who would enjoy the experience of grabbing hold of God’s grace? You can offer it with a gentle reassuring smile and say, “Everyone needs to hold the string.”

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Anna Assink permalink
    October 22, 2012 8:50 PM

    This was really neat…grace on a string.

  2. November 5, 2012 11:55 PM

    Reblogged this on franimalg.

  3. Edie Tye permalink
    November 6, 2012 7:36 PM

    I LIKE it! Thanks for a gentle reminder that grace can be shared, passed on, encouraged in a gentle, friendly manner.

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