May 4, 2008

The Life of Grace is the Dawn of Immortality

John Newton, the author of the Hymn "Amazing Grace," said concerning the dawn:

"The day is now breaking: how beautiful its appearance! How welcome the expectation of the approaching sun! It is this thought that makes the dawn agreeable, that it is the presage of a brighter light; otherwise, if we could expect no more day than it is this minute, we should rather complain of darkness, than rejoice in the early beauties of the morning.
Thus the life of grace is the dawn of immortality: beautiful beyond expression , if compared with the night and thick darkness which formally covered us; yet faint, indistinct, and unsatisfying, in comparison of the glory which shall be revealed." 

-Ben

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

We have so much to look forward to!
Thank you for this encouraging post.
"Dawn, like an angel, lights on the step
Muting the morning she heralds"-D.F.
~Brenda
Covenant Life, Gaithersburg

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful thoughts, Ben. Praying for Ian and all of you today.
In Christ's Love,
Chris P.

Kirsty MacKinnon said...

I just wanted to thankyou for your updates that you post on Ian's progress. I do not know you at all, however, I came across your blog and have checked in almost daily over the last year. I am an Occupational Therapist in New Zealand and I work with people who have had traumatic brain injuries, so I have a little glimpse as to what this is like for you all. Praise God for the strength and sustaining grace that He is giving you each day. I have been and will continue to pray for God's working in Ian's life - both physically and spiritually.
Kirsty MacKinnon

sheep wanderer said...

I thought of you all in my morning quiet time this morning and was meditating on 'Amazing grace' and this verse stuck more than the others:

Through many dangers, toils, and snares
I have already come;
'Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far
And grace will lead me home

God's grace will never run out.

Still praying.

Sarah said...

Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good. ~ 1 Peter 4:19