Amazing Grace

Posted: August 7, 2009 in love, religion
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When you hear people talking about God’s grace, do you know what they mean?

Well here’s what the dictionary says:
1. Seemingly effortless beauty or charm of movement, form, or proportion.
2. A characteristic or quality pleasing for its charm or refinement.
3. A sense of fitness or propriety.
4.
a. A disposition to be generous or helpful; goodwill.
b. Mercy; clemency.
5. A favour rendered by one who need not do so; indulgence.
6. A temporary immunity or exemption; a reprieve.
7.
a. Divine love and protection bestowed freely on people.
b. The state of being protected or sanctified by the favor of God.
c. An excellence or power granted by God.
8. A short prayer of blessing or thanksgiving said before or after a meal.

I think the definitions under number 7 best describe God’s grace. i.e. God loves and protects every single one of us, and does so without us having to ask him for anything in the first place.

Isn’t that amazing? Who else would love and protect you unquestioningly, without expecting or wanting anything in return?

God’s grace is enough for all of us, as with God’s love and protection, how can we possibly go wrong!

One of the most well known hymns is probably Amazing Grace – The song below by Chris Tomlin is a fantastic new arrangement of this well known hymn – I hope you enjoy it.

God’s grace is amazing!

Amazing grace
How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now I’m 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
My chains are gone
I’ve been set free
My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy rains
Unending love, Amazing grace

The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow
The sun forbear to shine
But God, Who called me here below
Will be forever mine
Will be forever mine
You are forever mine

Visit Chris Tomlin’s website: http://www.christomlin.com/

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