Grace

God’s grace is amazing.   Period.   I am sure, like me, this conjures up thoughts of the song ” Amazing Grace”  and what a beautiful song it is.  The lyrics explain the feelings that go along with Grace perfectly.

“I was once lost but now I’m found, was blind but now I see.”

“How precious did that Grace appear the first hour I believed”

This is my favorite line ” T’was Grace that taught my heart to fear.  And Grace, my fears relieved.” 

I, of course, had heard this song many times before I became a Christian.  And honestly it meant nothing to me then.  Absolutely nothing.  It was just a song I had sung a few times on a rare occasion when I attended church or at a funeral.  That was it.  It was just a hymn.

After I became a Christian and I heard this song , I was blown away.  How could  I have missed what this song was saying?  Scales.  I clearly had scales over my eyes and apparently my ears too.  How could this song have been written back in 1725 and feel like the words were coming straight from my heart? 

Grace gives us that which we do not deserve.  Forgiveness, redemption and acceptance.

It’s God’s Grace that continues to amaze me on a daily basis.  I do not deserve this life He has given me, and I definitely do not deserve his forgiveness, redemption or acceptance.  Yet, He chose to offer them to me if I should choose to accept.  At the age of 34 I did accept His offer, and my life will never, ever, be the same.  Thank you Lord!

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