Grace, like water flows to the lowest part, then softly lifts mind and soul. – Philip Yancey
Through many dangers, toils and snares, I have already come. ‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far And grace will lead me home. ------John Newton
From Captain of Slave Ship to Abolitionist
John Newton, author of the poem, “Amazing Grace”, was the captain of a slave ship and profited by investing in the slave trade. Newton later renounced slavery, became an abolitionist and worked to break the chains of slavery, freeing the minds of the disillusioned, “helping the blind to see”.
I am not what I might be, I am not what I ought to be, I am not what I wish to be, I am not what I hope to be. But I thank God I am not what I once was, and I can say with the great apostle, “By the grace of God I am what I am.” ------John Newton
I do not understand the mystery of the mobility of grace----only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us. We are transported. -----Anne Lamott
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Wow! Lots good stuff today. John Newton’s story is a remarkable example of grace and God’s love.
His is a compelling story. I think there is a play about his life. I’ve heard that it is powerful.
Yes absolutely wonderful- Amazing Grace!!! Thank you
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