Now Is The Time Lent Study

When did you know?

When did you know?  
by Annie Larsen 
April 1, 2016

     At a very young age I learned a great many things…..  Stop, Go, Don’t Touch!, Excuse Me,  etc.   My parents felt a healthy church life was very important and I learned about Jesus and his unending love.  However, I never felt a strong connection to Jesus or God. I was baptized, confirmed, sang in church choir and even taught vacation bible school but not until a family vacation brought me to the mountains did I understand my faith, my relationship with God and the enormity of his grace.  

Have you ever felt small?  

One spring morning, as I got off the chair lift in Big Sky, Montana, I suddenly felt small and yet lifted up.  I had to catch my breath…. the beauty of the mountains and the intense feeling of not being alone in this world overwhelmed me and filled me. 
I finally understood!  

I finally knew…

“I do not understand the mystery of grace -- only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us.” ― Anne Lamott

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Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Iowa City

Gathered by grace. Scattered for service.

123 E Market Street
Iowa City, IA 52245