Amazing Grace

28 09 2014

Hi Guys, hope everyone had a great and blessed weekend, here in “Hoosier-Land” the weather has been perfect for being out and just enjoying life and The Blogger 006creation.

I’m not writing my regular blog entry this week, the majority of my time right now is being spent working on my manuscript so if you would, say an extra prayer for the Gray One as I plan to spend a lot of time hidden away working on this; thanks.

It was this time of season about ten years ago my Lady and I were driving and sightseeing on the Blueridge Parkway; beautiful time of year to be there as the colors in the mountains were breathtaking. One early morning we had started our journey of discovering all this region had to offer, when we came across a man playing bagpipes while standing on the side of a mountain ledge. We sat there listening to this incredible tune as it rang all through the area, across to the mountains on the other side and down into the deep valley below. The sound was haunting and majestic at the same moment. Of all the times I had heard this song played and sang I never heard it more beautiful than I was at that moment. “Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound.” How many times have I sang those words and not taken in their full meaning? I had dabbled in religion most of my life, but they didn’t do a whole lot for me, as they haven’t for many people. So I’ve never considered myself a religious person, for that matter never want to either. But it was when it finally hit me who this Jesus is and what He was all about, that I found something I saw as real, as substance, as life.

One writer said this, “The greater perfection a soul aspires after, the more dependent it is upon divine grace.”

Charles Spurgeon, “The bridge of grace will bear your weight, brother. Thousands of big sinners have gone across that bridge, yea, tens of thousands have gone over it. Some have been the chief of sinners and some have come at the very last of their days, but the arch has never yielded beneath their weight. I will go with them trusting to the same support. It will bear me over as it has for them.”

And then from the Book itself, Ephesians 2:8-9, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast.”

It was on an October evening back in 1972 that all this became real to this man; that my relationship with God had nothing to do with how good or bad I was, it had everything to do with how much my God loves me, so much that He offered me eternal life as a gift, “A Gift”!!!” to me, as He does to each and everyone of you.

Okay, this Traveler of the Rock Road is no different than any of you; fact is I’m really not anything special, just a normal person with my own battles in life. But the point I wish to get across now and always is that I’ve found help, support and answers to life, in Christ Jesus. I will never think less of anyone who does not feel the same way I do, you are all special to me. And because you so special to me, and God, I will continue to tell you of the Gift I received, that you can also.

I’m gonna close now, but take a moment to listen to this angel sing Amazing Grace in a way that gave me awesome chills like I experienced that morning on the Blueridge. Also take in to account where she’s singing, and why.

May the Creator of all send many Blessings your way until the next time we “Travel the Rock Road” together.




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