“In Him, we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that He lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding.”
Ephesians 1: 7-8 (NIV)
“Amazing Grace” was first published in 1779 words in 1772 by English poet and Anglican clergyman John Newton, a former slave trader with a troubled past, yet years later, converted and forgiven by the blood of Jesus Christ.
Today’s song, “My Chains are Gone (Amazing Grace)” by Chris Tomlin, celebrates the broken chains of our lives because of the amazing blood of Jesus Christ.
Isn’t it interesting that former slave trader John Newton, responsible for casting chains on those he held captive, would be freed from his own personal chains through the blood of Jesus Christ? If that were not enough, this former slave trader would then be inspired by the Holy Spirit to compose “Amazing Grace” that would continue to speak to and encourage countless believers (centuries later) to lose those “chains” holding us captive yet today!
Hallelujah, we know that forever our chains have been removed through the blood of Jesus Christ!
Hallelujah, we are free from the chains of our sins!
Hallelujah, let’s cast off those chains of fear, guilt, anxiety, hopelessness, sorrow, pride, addiction, and depression!
Hallelujah, “My Chains are Gone,” now that’s “Amazing Grace!”
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May we grow together in the love of Christ to reflect upon the mercies and blessings upon our lives, to feel the presence of God’s living Holy Spirit through worship, to sing, pray, laugh, dance, cry, but mostly to praise our Lord and Father as we were indeed created2praise.