Dear Younger Me,
When you need to be reminded just how in awe of God you should be, how in love with Him you should be, I hope you take to heart how much you depend on God’s grace. God’s common grace, as you will hear it called, is the grace God gives to everyone. The fact that rain falls not just for one person, but covers the land where the rain falls, is an example of God’s common grace. It’s easy to take it all for granted. But when you read through the book of Exodus, and you learn about the famine in Egypt and Canaan, and how the people gave up all they had just for food, you will get a taste of God’s providential grace to you. You’ve never given up all your wealth or possessions just to be able to survive, and you’ve never gone hungry. May your heart be so full of gratitude and not take that for granted. When you go to the grocery store and come home with food you’re so excited to eat, celebrate the blessings of God. You don’t realize how much you depend on Him, because if God allowed a drought in this very instant, you would truly see how much you lean on God’s providence. He is so good to you, like through the rain that falls and grows the food that you and so many others get to eat. He is so good to provide for you.