Midweek Question of the Week~June 4~ Grace and Marshmallows Video

What does Grace have to do with marshmallows and videos? (that is not THE question, but A question).

In the video clip, several children are placed in a room with a marshmallow and told to wait and not eat the marshmallow. They are told that if they wait, then, as a reward for waiting, they will then receive two marshmallows. They will double their investment if they wait.

As a test for the merits of delayed gratification, perhaps this is a great test.

But, I am thinking of grace this morning. And I am wondering about grace and how we view it. How do we embrace grace?

Do I treat Grace as a marshmallow? I read that grace is a free gift. But does my sense of right and wrong mix together and come up with a non-compute? Do I decide it is safer to wait for grace? earn grace?

Spoiler Alert: the red-haired girl can’t wait. She immediately eats her marshmallow, picks up her plate and walks out of the room.

I love the red-haired girl. In the lens of grace, she has the right focus.

Must I wait for Grace? Or will I embrace grace?


For it’s by God’s grace that you have been saved. You receive it through faith. It was not our plan or our effort. It is God’s gift, pure and simple. You didn’t earn it, not one of us did…Ephesians 2:8-9



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