5 thoughts on “Amazing Grace

  1. What a beautifully and powerfully sung song; and a timely and impactful story that builds the real bridges so needed today… I love what Wintley Phipps said:
    “In His eyes we are connected….and we are connected by God’s amazing grace…”

    Thank you for sharing this, Sara.

    1. Tammy, just reading the words out loud you typed, “we are all connected by God‘s amazing grace“ brings tears of rejoicing to my soul.

      The nights in nations seem so dark not even a star seems to shine. The days are dreary with hope running out for so many that await a meal, a plane, a shot, just survival and coping seems to have slipped away.

      “…we are all connected by God‘s amazing grace“

      But, when we remember how the captain of an old slave ship heard a sound and out of the dark night of souls something beyond mind happened. An old rugged cross made the difference! Blood trauma turned to grace! Praise the Holy name of Jesus, the Son of God.

      Luke 17:5-10 “The apostles said to the LORD, ” Increase our faith!” 6) He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.”

      He is the vine and we are the branches. John 15:5 And, apart from Jesus we can do nothing. His Grace connect us together to bear the fruit of Grace for His children everywhere. I believe in a Hill called Mt Calvary!

  2. I agree with Debi’ comment on building bridges coupled Tammy’s we’re all connected by God’s Amazing Grace!

    From the book, Then Sings My Soul by Robert J.Morgan

    I love this story behind “Amazing Grace” written by John Newton.
    John Newton remembered his mother as being a godly woman. She decided to fill his soul and had him memorize passages and hymns. At the age of 7 his Mom died.

    After her death He went between boarding school and high seas. .” Pressed into service with the
    British Navy, he deserted, was captured, and after two days of suspense, was flogged. After this his thoughts vacillated between murder and suicide. He recalled, “I was capable of anything.”

    In March 9, 1748, on a ship, Newton was suddenly awakened by a horrid storm. The next day, in great peril, he cried out to God and he never forgot that day. Said “the Lord came from on high and delivered me out of deep waters.”

    The next several years he grew spiritually. In the end he became one of the most powerful evangelical preachers in British history.

    Interesting- first title of the song was Faith’s Review and Expectation. It was Based on his reading of 1 Chronicles 17: 16-17.
    “King David….said:Who am I , O Lord God? And what is my house, that
    You have brought me this far.

    This in an forgotten verse that Newton added near the end of the song

    The earth shall soon dissolve like snow, the sun forbear to shine;
    But God, Who called me here below, shall be forever mine.
    A mother’s prayer answered after she had died. A life that hit bottom and God’s hand reached down and lifted him to HIMSELF. A relationship was formed which continues forever.

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