“By the grace of God…” is an expression often used to give spiritual credence to good luck or fortune.
I was corrected on that notion years ago when a wise man asked: “Did God’s grace not fall on those who are in
trouble?” The wise man: John Hitchcock, Ex. Dir., Hillsides Home for Children. He was referring to the foster care children
in his charge.
After days of struggling with his question, I met him to render a proper response. It was that God's grace manifests
itself in many ways. His amazing grace is the ultimate answer to "Why me?" I believe God's response is, “Just because I love you."
Even though challenges come to us, God’s grace
I've called on the iconic anthem, “Amazing Grace” when
words alone were not enough. I am comforted by the unconditional and unearned nature of God's grace. A request for peace is neither
too big nor too small for God. He knows what we want, but we need to talk to him anyway. I hope you find inspiration
in my rendition of “Amazing Grace.”
“Amazing Grace” was written late in 1772 by Englishman John Newton
some time after his conversion to Christianity. The song is known as a favorite of freedom and human rights supporters, both Christian and non-Christian, because many assume it to be Newton's
testimony about his slave trading past. [Source: Wikipedia]
Recording Engineer: Per Kjeller
Photography courtesy of Microsoft Office Clip Art
St. Augustine quote found at http://www.tentmaker.org/Quotes/