So if you guys haven’t noticed by now the song Amazing Grace has been my status for about a week (I think)
To tell you the truth I have no idea why it came into my head I looked through my ipod and my itunes and I don’t even have the song… but honestly it’s what kept me going and giving me strength… if you think about it when we sing the song we only really know the first 2 verses and the rest just stay as a hymn that people rarely sing let alone hear. But I kept singing every verse in my head no matter what I’ve been doing and it’s really a powerful song with an even powerful meaning behind it. Think about it… how many times has God been there through dangers toils and snares keeping us safe the whole way through? And it’s true we really don’t have much time on this earth to praise God for all He has done for us. I don’t know about you guys but being a college kid I’ve been more worried about midterms and stressing out over trivial matters when I should have been focusing on God more, giving everything that I’ve been 110% through God because He made a promise with us that He’ll always be there and that in itself should be our light through whatever darkness that may cloud our judgment. It’s through His amazing grace that we were saved.
There is so much I can say about each individual verse of this hymn, but the one that really stuck out was a verse that I’ve only sang once in my entire life and this was so long ago.
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
So one day I was really just stressing about everything, worrying about what my future is going to be like, the numerous times I’ve fallen short of my own expectations and those of others I decided to find the lyrics to Amazing Grace. I just sat there thinking and reflecting on a lot of different things and this verse just exploded off the screen into my heart and I just felt this sense of comfort, kind of like the feeling you get when you’re a kid and you fall and your dad helps you up and in that moment you know that you’re alright, that you’re safe and the scrape on your knee doesn’t hurt anymore. Everyone knows that we’re going to die someday, but how many of know that we’ll be safe and continue living eternally with the peace of mind and unending joy that we have through God?