I, along with other family, watched a beloved woman go home to be with the Lord today. As we stood around her and she took her last breathe the song Amazing Grace came to my mind. As I sang (in my head) I stopped at “I was once lost by now am found, was blind but now I see” and tears began to well up. I thought to myself, she sees far clearer we do… at this very moment she is seeing what still seems lost to us…what we can not see.
I did not finish the rest of the song but as I sit here and reflect over the words I find even greater meaning in them.
Today all her fears are relieved. She walked through many dangers, toil, and snares in this life and God led her safely home. Today my mother in law stands in the presence of the Lord and the veil has been removed. She sees clearly now and walks with a joy and peace beyond anything we can know.
Today she sees and understands a grace that is far more amazing than anything we can comprehend.
Grace. His grace is amazing. She is being amazed this very moment as she is experiencing grace. His grace in fullness. Amazing.
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.
T'was Grace that taught my heart to fear.
And Grace, my fears relieved.
How precious did that Grace appear
The hour I first believed.
Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come;
'Tis Grace that brought me safe thus far
and Grace will lead me home.
The Lord has promised good to me.
His word my hope secures.
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.
Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.
When we've been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun.
We've no less days to sing God's praise
Than when we've first begun.
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