You Are Standing In It

What I miss most about Texas (besides the people, the brisket, and Chick-fil-A) is the torrential rainstorms.

The most memorable deluge unleashed four inches of rain in one hour. The ground and the drains could not contain it all, and it was frightening and fascinating. I was stranded in the cafeteria and foolishly decided to run the few hundred yards to my dorm. Instantly soaked and slogging through a lake, I was barely able to blink away the water fast enough to see where I was going.

This is what I thought of when I read Paul’s words in Romans 5:1-2.

“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.”

We are standing in the waters of grace.

Wondering what you should you wear this morning? Galoshes. You’ll be standing in grace all day.


We’re splashing through undeserved love and forgiveness and righteousness, pouring down and rising up within us.

It’s a soaker.

You are standing in it.  -christyfitzwater.com

When the flood of rain came on that stormy Texas day, everybody stopped what they were doing and ran to the windows. Everyone proclaiming, Woah, that’s a lot of water. Jaws dropped.

I always want to be that person. Mouth open –marveling at how much grace is accumulating and calling everyone else to…

Come, look!

Will you sing with me this hymn for the day:

Marvelous grace of our loving Lord,

Grace that exceeds our sin and our guilt,

Yonder on Calvary’s mount outpoured,

There where the blood of the Lamb was spilt.


Dark is the stain that we cannot hide,

What can avail to wash it away?

Look! there is flowing a crimson tide;

Whiter than snow you may be today.


Marvelous, infinite, matchless grace,

Freely bestowed on all who believe;

All who are longing to see His face,

Will you this moment His grace receive?


Grace, grace, God’s grace,

Grace that will pardon and cleanse within;

Grace, grace, God’s grace,

Grace that is greater than all our sin.