Amazing Grace

My faithful Father, enduring friend, your tender mercy is like a river without end.

It overwhelms me, covers my sin, each time I come into your presence, I stand in wonder once again…
Your grace still amazes me, your love is still a mystery. Each day I fall on my knees, because your grace still amazes me.
Oh, patient savior, you make me whole, you are the author and the healer of my soul. What can I give you… what can I say? I know there’s no way to repay you… only to offer you my praise. It’s deeper, and wider and stronger, and higher than anything my eyes have ever seen. Your grace and love still amaze me, and I am on my knees in the light of your mercy.

Written by Connie Harrington and Shawn Craig

How is it that a song can so deeply touch the heart when many times words and gestures cannot? How is it that God has placed in all of us a different and unique “doorway” that He can use to touch us, when nothing else will? What do words like “grace”, “love”… “mercy” really mean to a world that cares little for the teachings of Jesus?

Those words mean as much now as they did when Jesus Christ walked in dusty sandals the lands around Jerusalem, when the world cared little for His teachings. He is still faithful, and enduring, and merciful.  He still loves those in this world that are lost and lonely, dying, hurting. He still loves those that would curse Him to His face, still merciful to the point that He died, willingly giving up His body, that if anyone would come to Him and say “OK, yeah, I need you, and I believe in YOU, not the Hollywood you, not the you that the world doesn’t know, but the REAL YOU. The You that has been pulling on my heart, the You that has changed other people’s lives, the You that is still mysterious, and perfect, and upright, and able to give peace that the world can’t , won’t ever understand. Lord I give you my heart, I give you my all, change me forever.”
God’s grace still amazes me…and His perfect mercy and love drive me to my knees every time.
Have you been amazed today?


4 thoughts on “Amazing Grace

  1. I am always amazed (and a little saddened) by the fact that I constantly find in lyrics and blogs the things that I feel but never seem to be able to verbalize myself. Thanks for speaking my thoughts.

    • If it’s any consolation, the One that matters, the One you want to verbalize to, He hears your heart… He hears what you want to say, and in my opinion that communication is so much more blessed than anything that could ever come in the form of writing… Thanks for the comment.

      • Amen to that.

        My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.”
        And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.”
        – Psalm 27:8 NLT

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