Saturday, August 10, 2013

Amazing Grace

John 9:25  He answered, "Whether he is a sinner I do not know. One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see."

How sweet the sound and how precious is the grace when a sinner rests and trusts in his savior Jesus Christ.  As his blind spiritual eyes are made to see, he is overcome with joy and peace as he reflects on his former life of sin.  With spiritual sight, he can see how wretched and blind he used to be.  But now his life is new and his focus is on the things of God, the Word of God, and the people of God.  The old attitudes are gone and the new has come.  He has new likes and new dislikes.  What once were pleasures are now sorrows.  Things that once brought pride now bring shame.  Grace has wrought a new creature with a new heart.  It is grace. It is amazing, and its sound is sweet.  What a comfort it is to know that grace will lead the believer home, when the flesh and heart fail.  In the blink of an eye there will be a transformation and glory shall begin.  Christian, meditate on this and take comfort.

Amazing Grace
Words By: John Newton

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved 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 relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed!

Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me,
His Word my hope secures;
He will my Shield and Portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yea, 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 called me here below,
Will be forever mine.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.

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