Amazing Grace, why it means so much. Listen to the words by John Newton.
Amazing grace! how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch; like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.
It explains the exact feeling every born-again Christian feels before they are saved AND after when you sin again. See EVERY TIME I let myself sin and get away from doing what God wants me to do I feel the guilt. The words of this song speak to me. “I once was lost, BUT NOW am found,”. I now see the ugly things about my life I could not see before and when I step back into those actions I see just how ugly they are.
The words of this song saved John Newton as well. His story is amazing and how he came to write this song.
John was from a Christian background as his mother taught him scripture and wanted him to become a minister but became a sailor by the age of eleven. He was a blasphemer and a crude person who made other sailors blush with his antics. Later, he became a slave trader and tried to sail through an ugly storm. Strapped to the helm of the ship, trying to keep it together he sailed on through the storm not knowing if he would survive. On that day, March 21, 1748, God spoke to him and he began the transformation into the man God wanted him to be. Read the entire story here in depth christianity.com.
What a powerful story behind this powerful song.
My favorite rendition.
If you are going through tough times and feel like you are at the bottom, know that there is hope. God wants the best for you and wants you to know that you are loved. No sin is too great or too ugly for God to forgive you. Repentance of your sin is all God wants. He wants us to love him so He can show us His love back. Your sin is what is holding you back.
Are you ready to give up the storm in your life? Are you ready to see what God has in store for you? Tired of being blind and not being able to see the truth for your life?
Answers are simple. You only need to make the first step, repent and see God’s Amazing Grace in your life.
We did and we do not look back.
Amazing Grace, why it means so much.
What other songs really speak about your life? Is there a saying or verse that really touches you in the way a song does?
Let’s talk about it.