Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Amazing Grace

"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." James 1:17

Many thoughts can pass through my mind on the course of a run. Today was different. Amazing grace, how sweet the sound. That seemed to be my only thought. What does amazing grace sound like anyway? I suppose it's different for most people. But to me, it's the sound of my children laughing. It's the sound of their hearts beating even while they're asleep and unaware. It's the sound of an alarm clock shouting, "Wake up! It's a new and blessed day." And it's the sound of my feet striking the gravel with every step as I run down a quiet country road in total awe and worship of the Savior... my Savior. 

Simply put, amazing grace is the unmerited blessing of God. It is the gift of every good thing, totally undeserved yet given anyway. Amazing grace is once being lost but now found, being blind but now being able to see. It is having been through many "dangers, toils and snares" and being delivered from them all. And most times, amazing grace is something we take for granted. 

How about you? What does amazing grace sound like to you? Take the time to enjoy the many blessings surrounding you and then thank the Creator for the good things He has done for you. Amazing Grace... how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me.  What better reason to sing His praises!

Heavenly Father, thank You for the good things you have given us. We are all sinners deserving of death and, yet, you love us so much that You would not only refrain from giving us what we deserve but You choose to bless us with amazing grace.  May we not take for granted the many good things you have provided for your children. It's in your precious name we pray, Jesus. Amen. 

Happy Running!!!

How sweet the sound - Citizen Way