Rhythms of Grace


“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” (Matthew 11:28-30 MSG)

I recently heard this passage of scripture read out loud from The Message and I was mesmerized by the phrase “unforced rhythms of grace.” I have been meditating on how I can learn about grace’s rhythms and on how I might synchronize my life to it. Would my life become lighter and freer as a result? I have been praying that the rhythms of my life in 2014 will take on the rhythms of grace.

by Linda Freeman

Sitting by myself
But not alone
Aware of my heart
With the rhythms of life

Sitting by myself
But not alone
Aware of His grace
With the rhythms of Love

I listen to learn
the rhythms of Love

I listen to learn
the rhythms of Grace

I yearn to teach
My heart these rhythms
and synchronize its
with the rhythms of Grace
Copyright © 2013 Linda Pulley Freeman

Happy New Year 2014! I pray that this year you will move to the rhythms of God’s grace.


(I photographed this beautiful red and white amaryllis in my kitchen on December 30, 2013.)

About Linda Freeman

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Linda Pulley Freeman combines her specialized training in environmental and chemical engineering with her deep ministerial commitment as she serves mission fields at home and abroad.

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