Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sunday Praise

Shaun Groves’ Third World Symphony found its way back into the car CD player recently after not listening to the album for a while. (I sort of wore it out when I first got it.) After a break, I was comforted again by the wonderful lyrics and music that soothes my soul.
This is one of my favorite songs on Third World Symphony. The opening song, I smile when I hear my girls belt out the first lines from the back seat.

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I reflect on the grace that has been given to me and I am in awe.
A few days ago flipped the calendar to the new month of June and swallowed hard when I saw “Ghana” written across next week, when I thought I’d be travelling on the Compassion trip. Tears came to my eyes and a lump formed in my throat. I worked through feelings that flared up.
Yet, blessings I don’t deserve have been given to me.  Generous donations toward a trip that, while it will not be next week, will indeed be some day.
Grace I certainly don’t deserve.
Common grace, saving grace, sanctifying grace, sustaining grace.
Amazing grace  that saved a wretch like me.  I am just so thankful.