I've been doing a good deal of reading from Hannah Whitall Smith's The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life lately for research. She sure has a way with words. Her religious background is definitely unique, but I love her writing style. She can truly make an idea come alive to me.
Listen to this...
"Grace is the unhindered, wondrous, boundless love of God, poured out upon us in an infinite variety of ways, without stint or measure, not according to our deserving but according to His measureless heart of love. Put together all the tenderest love you know of - the deepest you have ever felt and the strongest that has ever been poured out upon you - and heap upon it all the love of all the loving human hearts in the world, and then multiply it by infinity, and you will begin perhaps to have some faint glimpses of the love and grace of God."
Can you say, Wow?! I'm teaching about growing in grace tomorrow. This is something I can read over and over, and again and again. She definitely had a gift. It had been a while since I had pulled this book off the shelf, but I'm glad I did. I am about halfway through a biography about Hannah W. Smith. Quite interesting. I'll let you know how it is.