Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. 2 Peter 1:2 NIV

Husbands are cute, aren’t they? Especially when they are trying to be. This past Sunday, my husband came up behind me and grabbed me in a bear hug not realizing I had a big glass of Kool-Aid in my hand. Well, the glass went flying and we ended up with a huge splotch of red on our beige carpet as well as dotted on the arm and seat of our sage colored sofa. After my initial shock, I looked at him, and the look on his face was, well, priceless. I just started laughing…I couldn’t help myself!

I could have handled this in a couple of different ways…getting angry, calmly going about the business of cleaning it up…but I laughed! When he ran to get the steam cleaner, I finally realized that he needed some help, but the whole time we were moving furniture and cleaning the crazy amount of juice from the carpet, I laughed. It wasn’t hysterical or anything like that, but every time I thought about the situation, I laughed.

After we were done cleaning it up, I pondered my reaction. I could have yelled at him, “What were you thinking?” or “Are you crazy?” Those things MAY have been justified given the situation. Instead, through no thought of my own, I mirrored the GRACE given to me by our Savior, Christ Jesus. Something that could have evolved into a very ugly situation in a former life was made minor by God’s grace.

How do you react when your husband does something that he thought was going to be loving or silly, but it just turns out the wrong way?  Do you reflect the love given to us by Jesus or forget that we are new creations in Him?

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come. The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV

~Amanda Hughes

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