...actually I'm banned from the hammer's cousin... the mallet!
Why... you ask?
Well... just last Saturday my dear sweet man was setting the granite tile
for our kitchen countertops.
He troweled on the thinset (the glue to make it stick)...
he carefully set the heavy tile into place, working hard to get it level...
and then he turned his back... he should never have turned his back.
I had watched him use the mallet to level the tile before and so...
in my desire to be a good wife and helper... I picked up the mallet...
I should never have picked up the mallet.
I was soooooo sorry.
He was sooooo full of grace...
but I'm still banned from touching the mallet!
I am so thankful for grace. He could have been and had every right to be so
angry and upset with me... but he loves me... and he knew I was just trying
to be a help. Instead he very kindly told me he was pretty sure this was
a job he could handle on his own and he released me
to go find something else... minus the mallet... to do!
Thank You Lord for forgiveness and grace. How extravangantly beautiful it is
when Your grace is revealed to us through others. Father, empower us to be
grace-givers to those in our lives who need it... just like Michael did for me.