The Beauty And Audacity Of Grace

Titus 2:11

For the grace of God 
(His unmerited favor and blessing) 
has come forward 
(appeared) 
for the deliverance from sin 
and the eternal salvation for all mankind. 

 For the grace of God that brings 
salvation has appeared to all men.
(NIV)

Sunday morning. 
The fist two Lilies of the season. 
There they are. Taking me back with the surprise of their beauty.
 I knew it would be soon, but it never ceases to amaze me when they arrive.
Bursting onto the scene, 
like a beautiful promise fulfilled. 
As I gazed close, I thought… the audacity of such beauty.
How much more the grace of God amazes me daily. 
Just like these twin beauties.
I consider the audacity of grace.
I am humbled and grateful for the beauty of it.
Thank you, Jesus.
It makes no sense that you should consider us.
Yet you do.
Even these.
Even me.
Beautiful reminders today, of the audacity and beauty of His grace.
I can’t escape my love of this verse, I know I have probably shared it before.
But I hope you will see it new with me today! 
Blessings, Friends!
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29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anonymous
    Jun 10, 2012 @ 12:29:24

    What a beautiful reminder that God can be seen even in the very small things of our day-to-day lives 🙂 Thank you for rending what would otherwise have been a dry bit of scripture into something touching.

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  2. Stacy
    Jun 10, 2012 @ 13:59:46

    Gorgeous lilies! I love the splash of purple inside. Purple being the color of royalty makes me think of the King…which reminds me that He dwells in me just like that purple inside the flower and that I will bloom and He will become visible in me as I grow in relationship with Him.

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  3. Child of God
    Jun 10, 2012 @ 14:32:11

    Beautiful lilies and to think Jesus is even more beautiful! Lovely,<

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  4. Recovering Church Lady
    Jun 10, 2012 @ 15:38:40

    “the audacity of such beauty.” I love that phrase! Perfect for the picture and the verse! Happy Sunday morning to you and yours Dawn!

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  5. Cheryl McCain
    Jun 10, 2012 @ 16:04:44

    Well written and so true! Thanks for sharing!http://scrapyourlife.net/myjournal

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  6. Jennifer Dougan
    Jun 10, 2012 @ 17:13:57

    “The audacity of beauty, the audacity of grace” — yes! Thank you, Dawn. 🙂 Beautiful photos too. Thank you for joining me on my site this weekend and praying with me for my friend of the shooting. You said: “Please pray I would walk closely with Him so I am able to pray continuously…be available, not hindered, distracted or weighed down by sin.In His Grace, Dawn” –yes, me too. Father, may we walk closely with you, available, unhindered or distracted, and thank you that it is wholly, completely, only in your grace! “All's grace,” as Ann Voskamp says, 🙂 Jennifer Douganwww.jenniferdougan.com

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  7. June
    Jun 10, 2012 @ 18:10:45

    Fantastic captures, Dawn! And a great reminder of His grace. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Wendy
    Jun 10, 2012 @ 19:54:33

    Absolutely beautiful photos and love the Scriptures you have twinned them with – very appropriate! Thank you for linking up to Scripture Sunday this week… it is a pleasure to host a link to this post.WendyP.S. Love the noise of 'waves washing up on the shore' on your blog. So relaxing!Wendy @ ECTaS

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  9. Modern Day Disciple
    Jun 10, 2012 @ 19:57:50

    Thanks for stopping in and commenting- indeed His handiwork is everywhere!

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  10. Modern Day Disciple
    Jun 10, 2012 @ 19:58:59

    Stacy, that is such a lovely additional thought to my thought. Wow. I love that. Lady, that be some deep truth you sharing! 😉

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  11. Modern Day Disciple
    Jun 10, 2012 @ 19:59:27

    So agree! Have a lovely Sunday!

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  12. Modern Day Disciple
    Jun 10, 2012 @ 20:00:03

    Susie, we so just “get” each other. Same to you, my friend- enjoy the day!

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  13. Modern Day Disciple
    Jun 10, 2012 @ 20:00:35

    Cheryl, thanks for visiting, I will be by asap!

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  14. Modern Day Disciple
    Jun 10, 2012 @ 20:01:43

    Amen, Jennifer. You are a beautiful encouragement! Surely it is all grace…

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  15. Modern Day Disciple
    Jun 10, 2012 @ 20:02:21

    Thank you, June- Happy Sunday!

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  16. Ashley Ditto
    Jun 10, 2012 @ 20:03:25

    So beautiful!

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  17. Modern Day Disciple
    Jun 10, 2012 @ 20:05:30

    Wendy, I really love your place, BTW! I am still exploring! On my way to visit some of the other links, now that church and post church relaxation is done! Happy Sunday!

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  18. Modern Day Disciple
    Jun 10, 2012 @ 20:06:09

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  19. Modern Day Disciple
    Jun 10, 2012 @ 20:07:00

    Thanks Ashley! Hope I still see you here once in awhile during your Bloggy break!

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  20. Kerry
    Jun 10, 2012 @ 20:20:47

    Totally beautiful share. Love the words”The audacity of beauty, the audacity of grace” So true.

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  21. Modern Day Disciple
    Jun 10, 2012 @ 20:36:31

    Thanks Kerry, loved your share today as well…

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  22. Pamela
    Jun 10, 2012 @ 21:28:00

    Ah, the boldness of grace. Where would I be without it being made visible by it's boldness–it's audacity–proclaiming personal offerings from God to me. I'm smiling at the beauty of grace and your reminder to me.Blessings,Pamela

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  23. BARBIE
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 00:07:35

    Thank you for this glimpse of His beauty today!

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  24. Donna
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 01:13:04

    Love your line “the audacity of beauty” and grace. Thank you.

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  25. Thoughts for the day
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 02:07:20

    I love to come over and listen to your ocean…

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  26. elizabeth
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 02:31:28

    Beautiful blossoms! Thanks for your kind comment today. 🙂

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  27. caryjo
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 03:51:38

    Gorgeous flowers. Never seen that color. I'd be standing there for hours, lost in peace, and beauty, and glory.

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  28. Deidra
    Jun 16, 2012 @ 19:42:53

    Happy to have you linking up with The Sunday Community. Beautiful!

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    Jul 04, 2012 @ 16:03:57

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