March 17, 2021

What My Grandmother Taught Me About God

March 17, 2021

By Herschel French, Discipleship Program Director


1 Chronicles 29:17

My grandmother is the most generous person I have ever met.  So when I was in seventh grade and in the worst trouble I’ve ever been in in my life, when she could have come down hard on me, she instead offered me grace.  She had every right to lay into me for what I had done, and she called me on it.  I sat in her living room and confessed what I had done.  And she forgave me.  She was generous with her grace just as she had been with everything else in her life.  

I often wonder if I would respond with that sort of grace and love myself to someone who wronged me.  And then I became a dad, and I began to understand grace in a whole new way.  And I see how God can look at us in a whole new way.  And that lesson started with my grandmother, for whom I am eternally grateful.