Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Amazing Grace

After a conversation with a human who i dearly love, i was prompted to flesh out with words what my faith in Jesus Christ actually means to me. And so here it goes... Romans 5:8, "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Before i made any kind of decision, before i made any kind of choice, God through Jesus died for me. Knowing full well who i was, my innermost thoughts, my most private frail moments, he was willing to give up his life for me. There is nothing i can do to surprise him, to shock him or to make him love me more or less. The hard work has already been done by him. And so out of a sincere and thankful heart i come back and sit under the rule of the thoroughly good king that has always and will always be. My trust in him may waver at times but he always brings me through because he is faithful and he will always do what he promises. The God revealed in the Bible is a relational, loving and incredibly good God who allows us the privelege of prayer which i find invaluable. Trying to sum up the God of the universe in a paragraph is impossible. He cannot be contained in a box but this i know full well: "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."