“Tell everyone about God’s wonderful deeds” (Psalm 105:2). These words shouted to me at the same time that my perspective on Karis’s life was gradually but crucially altered through reading her twenty years of journaling. When Karis wrote the phrase “All I see is grace,” her suffering seemed insurmountable. All grace?? As a mom in anguish over her child’s adversities, I had to make sense of this for myself.
My first attempt to “tell” resulted in over 3,000 pages. Reducing that to 250 pages was no small feat. As I review what is preserved in this book, my heart cries, “Oh, but there’s more! So much more!” There’s an abundance of grace. Lavish heaps of it! That’s what Karis found, and what her journals showed me. There is abundance of grace for each of us, in our circumstances, just as there was for Karis in hers.
You may not face the extremities of loss and suffering—or of adventures and delight—that Karis did. You may not have been born with a rare disability, or have grown up in a different country, or speak five languages, or be one of the first in the world to undergo two intestinal transplants. But you can let Karis create a pathway for you to God’s throne of abundant grace. He’s waiting for you there.