Grace For The Journey
Have you ever said, “Honey, have you seen my car keys?” “Kids, do you know where I put my wallet?” Sorry dear, I forgot to get the milk at the grocery store.” What are some of your favorite, “Have you seen” or I’m sorry I forgot” moments? To echo the late Jimmy Durante, “I’ve got a million of them,” and they are often followed by the statement, “I must be losing my mind!”
If you can identify with this even a little bit, I have a word of comfort for you today. As he was nearing the end of his life, John Newton told a friend,
“My memory is nearly gone, but I remember two things:
That I am a great sinner
That Christ is a great Savior.”
There really is nothing as important
As these two truths to remember, is there?
Even after we are saved,
We are still great sinners in need
Of an even greater Savior,
Who continually covers
Cleanses us with His blood.
John Newton wrote the great hymn “Amazing Grace” with this in view.
What would keeping these truths in view do for you?
Perhaps you won’t write a great song,
But you will write a great story,
Where Jesus is the All-knowing Savior
And you are the one
He is rescuing from danger, moment by moment.
There is another thing to remember that will be a source of unimaginable comfort, especially if you are as forgetful as I am at times.
Even if you do lose your mind, you can never lose your Master!
God declares in Hebrews 13:5, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
What a wonderful truth!
There is so much we can lose
On this side of the grave . . .
Except the One whom
We cannot afford to lose: Jesus.
And if we can’t lose Jesus,
It really doesn’t matter what we might lose,
Including our minds . . . even our lives!
To know that nothing can separate us from the love of God that is ours in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:38-39) is to know enough to keep us going when facing any kind of loss.
So . . . do you wonder if you’re losing your mind? No worries! Just remember Newton’s two truths… “I am a great sinner and Christ is a great Savior.”
This is God’s Word For Today … This Is Grace For The Journey
Rest and Rejoice in this eternal truth!
Ephesians 4:7 – “But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.
Hebrews 4:16 – “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”