It seems like I am always writing about grace –It is my favorite subject after all. It took me many, many years to understand what little I do know about grace, and every day I learn a little more. I grew up in a very legalistic home where I was taught that grace was acquired only after what a person could do to make themselves worthy of it. I was taught to be a Christian, one had to wear their hair a certain length, wear a certain orientation of clothing, make sure there was no make up for the ladies, and to drink a glass of wine would certainly bring damnation.
Wrong teaching will lead to wrong thinking, which will lead to wrong living, which will lead to bondage – The very thing that grace is supposed to free us from. Grace does not bring bondage, it brings restoration and life. If you feel trapped and surrounded by your faith you are not experiencing the grace that Christ died for. The Bible tells us in John 8:36 –If the Son sets you free, you are free indeed. Christ has set us free to live in joy and peace. Never again let anyone or anything put a harness on the power of His grace.
I ran across a video this week that brought me to tears just a few moments into it. I am not a gushy kind of a guy that cries easily at all, but somehow the power of grace crushes me and takes away all my self-restraint. I found myself sitting there with tears rolling down my cheeks as I realized that all the people in the video were me.
Each and every one of are so very lucky to be beneficiaries of a gift that is so wondrous that the shallow, conventional thinking of mankind cannot hope to understand or fully comprehend the might, strength, weight, authority, power and endowment of grace. Watch the video at the bottom of this piece and see if you can find yourself there – I did.
My chains are gone, I’ve been set free. My God, my Savior has rescued me. Like a flood His mercy rains – Unending love – Amazing Grace. Thank you Jesus for Your grace.
Here are some clips from the video.
Addicted for 10 years – Clean and sober, helping others get free
Broken by Abuse – Restored by grace
Near Financial ruin – Peaceful, content, debt-free
Rejected and abandoned – Loved and accepted
Full of despair –Full of Hope
Broken Marriage – Restored Love
A life of regret – A life worth living
My son needed a miracle to survive – I believe in miracles
Depressed, empty and lost – Found
Guilt – Forgiven
Broken – Restored
Despair – Hope
Hurt – Healing
Fear – Peace
Rejected – Accepted
Trapped – Free
Amazing Marvelous Incredible Wonderful Prodigious Immense Immeasurable Grace
Video by Central Christian Church
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