Umbrella Of Grace


For Bluebell Books: Short Story Slam Week 18


“Lovely daisies,” said the woman beside Dee.

“This is for my best friend, to cheer her up. But she’ll have this later, the rain won’t stop,” replied Dee.

“Oh, I have an extra umbrella here. Please use it,” offered the woman.

“Are you sure? You’re an angel!” remarked Dee thankfully.

“I am very sure! That is not an ordinary umbrella though. It’s an umbrella of grace,” revealed the woman.

Dee can’t believe her luck. She can’t get off her mind too what the woman said:

“Remember that an umbrella of grace is available for you to use each time there is rain of challenges. All you have to do is accept it, open it, and use it.”

“When you are forced to walk in the rain, allow your senses to be awakened by each drop of cold rain that you may understand how much others need as well the umbrella of grace.  No, you need not pray that it will be provided to them. Pray that they accept it, open it, and use it because it is readily available — for free.”

“And hey, don’t be surprised if wings show up and take you to miracles. Faith moves impossibilities.”


I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings. – Psalm 61:4


14 Responses to “Umbrella Of Grace”

  1. elizena Says:

    Awesome use of the prompt! Step right up and accept the free gift of God’s grace. We can’t buy it and we can’t earn it; it’s a gift beyond compare, but still He freely and lovingly gives it to us. This totally blows me away. Be blessed!

  2. Snowflakes Says:

    very creative.


  3. Chatter Master Says:

    Grace is always available, for free. Thank you Bended for guiding me.

  4. Debbie Says:

    I love your umbrella of grace story. 🙂 So thankful for what He does for us, and what you do too,sweet spoon. You inspire us with His grace! love you!

    • bendedspoon Says:

      Thank you for bringing in the sunshine Deb! I see umbrella differently because I have a number of personal stories with it.

      Here’s one: Last month I offered my umbrella to a mother holding a baby closely. She hesitated before she took it and said, “Thank you. God bless you.”

      I walked away thanking God for the beautiful smile of the woman. The rain felt good that day 🙂

  5. Taylor Says:

    a helping hand, an angel, lovely story.


  6. I liked this story. The message s true. There are even times when we misplace our umbrella. We might get a little wet but the Lord knows about all of our needs and sometimes sends someone out with an extra umbrella.

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