I've been thinking. and these words won't leave my head. I'm thinking it's a good thing.
amazing grace, how sweet the sound
that saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now I'm found
was blind but now I see.
maybe it's the story behind the hymn that's having a bigger impact on me right now. john newton wrote this song in 1773 after a career in the north atlantic slave trade. he experienced a spiritual conversion that changed the course of his life. legend tells it that after he studied theology that he met a young wilber wilberforce, the political force behind the british abolition of the slave trade.
all that to say this. if john newton, a slave ship captain, could find grace, I can too. grace is for me.
there is another hymn that really has resonated with me lately - in christ alone: