My husband’s grandfather had a favorite hymn: “Amazing Grace.” To all who knew him, He was truly a Godly man and he’s now living in God’s amazing grace in Heaven.
Every time we sing “Amazing Grace,” I think about him. Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about God’s Amazing Grace.
God extends his Amazing Grace to us when we are suffering, when we’ve sinned, and when we have spent years running from Him and His will.
Eleven years ago, I was fresh out of college when I landed in a new town. We found a new church to attend where we enjoyed being. Still, I wasn’t following God and hadn’t been since high school.
One Sunday our then pastor held the invitation longer than usual. When no one came to the front, the pastor reluctantly closed the invitation saying, “I feel like someone needs to respond to Him.”
I was the person who didn’t come to the front. And that night, I couldn’t sleep. I tossed and turned that night, and the next few nights. The following Sunday, I sank into a pew, exhausted and defeated. It was that Sunday I made the choice to stop running from God and start following Him.
What does that story have to do with Grace? A lot. I could have died that Sunday afternoon and never got the chance to be saved. But God didn’t do that. Grace. Even though I was living in sin and running from God, He still loved me and wanted me back. Grace. And then He saved me and forgave me of my sins. Grace.
God extends His Grace to us in a variety of ways, but His grace is and will always be greater than all our sins.
How have you experienced His Grace?