As I think this morning about the grace we have experienced as followers of Christ, I am so grateful that the God I serve wasn’t afraid to come down from heaven to save a ‘wretch like me’. I am humbled by the fact that an almighty God would care enough to take the form of man and submit Himself to death. But I am overjoyed to know that neither death nor the grave could hold Him down! We serve a God that is loves the unloved, the unimportant, the outcast. I am so proud to serve such a God. As I was reflecting this morning on the incredible God I serve, this song came to mind. It is as true today as it was in 1772:
John Newton, 1772
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That sav’d a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.
’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev’d;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ’d!
Thro’ many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
’Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
The Lord has promis’d good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.
Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call’d me here below,
Will be forever mine.