So Far What I'm Understanding On Grace
- By Indu Shanmugam
- Published 08/6/2008
Indu Shanmugam is a 20-something, college student from Oregon, USA. She is majoring in English literature and language. She also studied Theology for a short period. She wants to be a teacher. As a literature enthusiast, she enjoys literature of all types and from writers of various backgrounds from the classics, French realists, Christian writings like C.S Lewis and South Asian literature. As for her own writings, "I am still trying to find and develop my own voice." She sees the art of the written word as a way to speak about Christ and explore truth. Before she met Jesus Christ, she has been searching for the meaning of life through experimentation of other religions, philosophies and ideas. At the age of 17, she accepted Christ after a powerful encounter with God through a miracle. God's presence and deep truths in the Bible fuel her creativity. She is involved in church activities and has a love for the church and would like to see every believer grow, become closer to God and live fruitfully. She loves traveling, sipping bubble teas, theatre, music, films and hanging out with friends and has a weakness for cheesecake.
My own understanding and putting grace in my own words...
Like a free-flowing river that never runs dry
A supernatural force that dash the chains on the back and the way to true freedom
Through which one is introduced to the love of God
How we are united to God through the death and resurrection of Christ, upon which grants grace to us
The reason God chooses to live and manifest his glory though the most ordinary.
Somehow grace finds us during the darkest season and through the curve balls life throws to us
Reveals God's character
Without much regrets, it's definitely a new day, new season and start of another journey of living by grace. Consequences of one's actions will always be there but God is always faithful.