Life has a way through unexpected events and unfolding relationships of teaching us something about what is inside our heart.  Saint Makarios, one of the Egyptian Desert Fathers, said of the heart, “So it is there that we must look to see whether grace has inscribed the laws of the Spirit.”  This sight often makes us cry out for more grace, deeper surrender and cleansing.  Trials that teach me of my constant need of grace are a blessing.

“But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord, ‘I will put My law within them, and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.’” Jeremiah 31:33