GraceNotes

Bill Knott

is the editor and executive publisher of Adventist Review.

A HYMN TO GRACE

The finest songs begin with Him, and end with Him, and He’s in every note between.

It’s tough to sing of liberating grace when all we know are dirges about effort. We chorus qualities designed to keep us climbing (ever upward!)—songs of courage, risk, and faith—but then discover that we’re badly, sadly lacking in all three.  

Our promises are “ropes of sand.” Our self-talk leads to critical self-doubt. Unyielding guilt dries up our tongues. 

But there’s an anthem tuned to hope, and yes, it’s all about the Lord:  “We have heard a joyful sound—Jesus saves, Jesus saves.”  

The finest songs begin with Him, and end with Him, and He’s in every note between.  
We sing of His success, not ours; of His compassion, not our plans.

“Shout salvation full and free
Highest hills and deepest caves,
This our song of victory, 
Jesus saves, Jesus saves.”

Stay in grace.

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