Re:Verse reading–2 Corinthians 8:1-15, 9:7-8,11-15 (day six) If I say that grace is AMAZING, you are likely to nod agreement and hum the famous hymn tune. If I say that grace is UNEXPECTED, perhaps you will pause and consider the question “What is it about my life that is not what people expect?” What in me surprises people? Do they see generosity in circumstances that would provide an excuse not to be? (vs 7) Do they see submission, ego-less surrender to the will of God and the needs of others? (vs 5) Do they see unity? (vs 15) What about cheerfulness in all things, even sacrificial things? (vs 9:7) Whatever else should be said about the grace of God, if it produces exactly what everyone expects, then something is wrong. Flesh is the norm. Self and pride and fear. What the world is always amazed to see is the Spirit alive in the heart of believers. So surprise someone today, will you?