Divine Grace. That what I yearn for...
How much easier would my job and vocation of motherhood be if only I truly posessed Divine Grace.
Our Lady is known as Mother of Divine Grace, and she yearns to bestow her true grace upon us if only we can deepen our understanding of her latitude with her Son, her intercessory power, her unending ability to seek out mercy for us.
I think of all the times when I say: "If only I had done this or that."
If only I had loved more.
If only I had listened more clearly.
If only I had asked for help more often.
The list of "If only's" could go on for a lifetime, but instead I will beg for the grace of Our Lady and her Son and I will sit and wait. I will wait in joyful hope for the coming of my Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
What more could I ask for??? I will sit and I will wait and I will yearn...
Each time a rosary is uttered through prayerful lips, each time a Divine Mercy chaplet is sung, and with each Lord's prayer, I am still awaiting the joyful and grace-filled arrival of Our Lord through His Mother. His true and pure Mother of Divine Grace!
What was it like for the Israelites to wait all those years? Through all the Prophets and their descendents.
What was it like for Our Lady to wait for her divine Son, and then to wait for him to be crucified in front of so many people filled with hate? If only they'd asked for her Divine Graces, would things have been different?
No. It was all part of God's plan, to bring His only Son into this world, through the Blessed Virgin Mary, and to get us to wait for Him, to beg for His mercy and to know and desire Him as the Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth.
Just like it's part of his plan for us to turn to His Mother and beg for her assistance at times when we think we're doing OK.
The yearning has always been there, and it will also continue throughout my lifetime I am sure, but I am also assured that I will not be alone, I'll have Divine Grace on my side. And I Thank God for that!
Lent is upon us as of next Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, where we will return to the dirt and the dust from which we were created.
I will keep my candles lit and burning through the darkness and I will await Our Lord in his everlasting Glory.
I am hoping that with the help of Our Lady and her Divine grace that I just may be worthy of Our Savior and his undying love come Easter Sunday!