Mele Tulua-Thompson is our featured artist this week for her “Spoken Word”
I recently heard a quote that said, “Despair is often the prelude to grace.” This is, perhaps, a concept that we’ve heard about through our years on this planet, but unless it’s experienced first-hand, it’s hard to fathom how ‘despair’ (the loss of hope) and ‘grace’ (the free and unmerited favor of God) can have any relationship to each other.
Not all of God’s blessing are wrapped in pretty paper. Sometimes they look more like a trial or hardship. 2015 was filled with those types of blessings for me.