Thought for the Week 25 August 2019

Anglican Mothers Union Australia

Amazing grace!

The New Covenant, made manifest in Jesus Christ, is pure gift with no strings, no Law attached. John Newton, slave trader, making his fortune by peddling human lives, found God’s free gift to him, Amazing! Once the gift was perceived, delivered, bestowed on him, he knew what he was. We know the hymn he wrote, Amazing Grace. It is one of the few hymns, one of two or three, that are now common to people. It is sung at weddings and funerals, at Grand Final footy

matches and Anzac Day. We need to go deeper to know where we have fallen short, to that place of self-knowledge. Then come up for air,

ready to sing, Amazing Grace.

Since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; they are now justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.

Romans 3:23-24

When Mothers’ Union members in Ghana reach out to people marginalised by mental health issues, drug problems, and in prison, they are opening the way for amazing grace to invade the senses of those they minister to in Jesus’ name. Let us pray for them and those in their care, thanking God in Jesus for his gift of Grace.