On our 13-year wedding anniversary weekend, my husband and I committed to doing something together. We united with nearly 500 individuals from all over the country – even around the world – to participate in a 2.1-mile open water swim called Point to La Pointe.
Over the past few months I’ve experienced God’s grace as I’ve trained for this event at our local YMCA.
The morning of the swim grace overflowed. Although it rained the night before, and the water conditions weren’t the most ideal, I was reminded of Isaiah 40:30-31 (NLT). Since April, I’ve been meditating on and studying this passage.
As I swam against the current, and over choppy waters, I was reminded of childhood memories spent on the New Jersey Shore. “Is this the ocean?” I thought. Nope. Lake Superior.
I experienced unmerited favor at the finish. I came in second in my age group. However, due to the fact that the woman who had the best time in my age group was also the overall women’s champion, she was recognized for that accomplishment. Therefore, I was then recognized as the top time in the age group.
How have you experienced God’s grace?