A Melody of Amazing Grace

I am convinced when one life comes to the full realization of God's overwhelming love and grace, that one life will be renewed and refreshed forever. As an act of unmerited favor, God sent his son Jesus as a gift for all mankind. His perfection for our imperfection, His righteousness for our unrighteousness. We are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus and there is no condemnation from him. Past, present and future shortcomings were all taken care of in the finished work of Jesus Christ. We love him because he first loved us. "Labor to enter His rest", a concept so simplistic that is sometimes hard to grasp in our do-it -yourself society. Life is like a garden, I can plant  and water the flowers/vegetables but the increase is a gift from heaven. As an act of gratitude we examine the wisdom of the scriptures as infallible truth and realize they were written for our well being and benefit. A guidebook  of recommendations for our journey upon this earth that we may live victoriously in our body, mind, soul and spirit. Not following a list of man made demands but rather listening to the gentle persuasion of a loving father who says "I will help you, I will never leave you nor forsake you."  

Many of us know by heart the favorite Bible Verse of John 3:16,

"For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life"

I love the verse following of John 3:17 which gives yet another indication of God's loving perspective toward us,

"For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved."

In my heart there rings a beautiful melody of His Amazing Grace. -Curtis C.


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