Mustard Seed Daily Devotion

Unexpected Results

In the Word

… grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 3:18b

Of the Word

What does grace taste like?
A donut

While his classmates enjoyed a field trip, a third grader had to spend the day in the principal’s office because of overdue work. That afternoon, the principal remembered she’d promised a reward to some students, so she quickly ordered donuts.

The principal took one extra to the boy in her office. “What is this?” she asked. Confused, he answered, “A donut?” “No,” she said. “This is grace. You do not deserve it. You did not earn it. But I’m giving it to you.”

Three years later the principal drove the boy home from camp because he had misbehaved. On the long ride home she handed him a snack, she asked, “What is this?” “Grace!” he quickly replied.

We need God’s daily grace. We are changed by it. … grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18b). His eternal grace is better than a donut!

Walking with my Lord

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for the grace You give me day after day. Help me remember it and share it with others. In Jesus’ name. Amen.


Mustard Seed: Simple Trust. Elaine Bickel, author. 14/29 ©2011 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. www.lwml.org

Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations were taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. All rights reserved worldwide.

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