Yes, this song was written by John Newton. This hymn is one that I have known since I was a little girl; it was my Grandmother’s favorite song. I am sure that many of you have heard this song more than once in your lifetime.
My daughter and I recently read a religious book together, and we stumbled upon a quote from John Newton, which had part of this song in it. She asked me to look him up online, as she often does when we read about something that we like, and we found this thorough video of his life on Youtube.
The part in the beginning of this video, where his mother set him up for a life with God, touched me. Although he slipped up, like we all tend to do sometimes, he was able to bounce back into a life with God simply by hearing the Lord’s name when he needed to hear it the most.
This was a “wake-up call” for me because I know that I can do a better job at sharing God’s love with my daughter and with others as well. His grace is amazing, it is something to be shared, and tell others about as often as possible.
I feel blessed to be able to walk and jog on a daily basis. Having Multiple Sclerosis, and still being able to say that , is God’s amazing grace. With his grace, and the blessings that he has given me, I will do a better job at showing his love to others.
Isn’t it amazing to know that he is with us always?
Matthew 28:20 King James Version
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
I hope that this message leaves you feeling God’s love and amazing grace. I look forward to hearing from you.