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Sparks Fly

This morning

There were sparks

In my oven.

I’d made muffins

And was going to put in

A second pan

When I noticed

The light show.

It looked like

A little tiny person

Was playing with

A sparkler.

No flames

Just a white hot glow

And miniature fireworks.

I thought it best

To turn it off.

To be extra safe

I called my hubby

An expert in this area.

And yes

It’s the element.

Not just the remnants of

An overflow.

Sorry folks

No homemade oatmeal muffins.

Not today anyway.

A trip to the hardware store.

A few minutes in the kitchen.

And voila

It’ll be fixed.

Would that things were

So easy

When sparks fly

Between people.

When my kids

Were young

I had a nasty temper.

I was often

Hurtful and very vocal.

These days

I have wonderful relationships

With my three, now grown.

Sparks virtually never fly.

Can I take credit?

Absolutely not!

It is a very real testament to

God amazing grace.

Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ (John 1:16-17 NIV).


Because of Grace

Do I deserve the updrafts?

The blue skies?

The breathtaking landscape?

Do I deserve the sunshine?

The warm breezes?

The strength to fly?

Do I deserve the company of fellow fliers?

Their friendship?

Their support?

Do I deserve to know the Flight Path?

The Flight Instructor?

The Ultimate Destination?

Not even a little.

But my thankful heart soars

Because of GRACE.

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ… (Ephesians 1: 7-9 NIV)