I’ve always loved the hymn Amazing Grace.
Written by John Newton and published in 1779, the song has been popular for centuries. Newton grew up without any religious affiliation or inclination. He even worked as a slave trader for a while. Then a violent storm battered his boat off the coast of Ireland with such force, Newton cried out to God for mercy.
And the words he penned after that experience have touched the hearts of thousands.
You know one of the things I like best about the lyrics? Just that simple phrase of “Amazing Grace.”
Grace is an amazing thing. So incredibly amazing. And beautiful. And precious. And something I don’t ever want to take for granted, although I know I do.
So I thank each one of you who have shown me grace, extended your love and friendship, and made me feel so very blessed.
May your week be filled with your own amazing moments of grace.