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Bread for the Journey

Two weeks ago we were in Colorado
where our son-in-law leads the worship service
in a church that meets in a movie theatre.
The funny thing was that,
other than the faint smell of popcorn,
one would hardly even notice.
The friendly welcome before we even entered the doors,
and again once inside, totally distracted us
from even noticing the upcoming movie posters . . .
and as we stood to sing
familiar songs of praise to our God,
I found joy in seeing these beautiful words
spread across the screen.

I read a verse in Psalm 66:16 this week:

Come and listen, all you who fear God; let me tell you
what He has done for me."

This is what I wish to share, the amazing grace of my Saviour who has ransomed me . . . no chains . . . I've been set free. Like John Newton, near the end of his life, said "My memory is nearly gone, but I remember two things clearly, that I am a great sinner and that Christ is a great Saviour."


  1. Love that song and it will echo in my heart today! Thanks!

  2. Yes ! to be set free - what can be desired more. And not just free from our chains but free to love and serve the One who freed us.

    May your son-in-law and daughter be used of God to set many free - may they be happy and blessed in their new place of ministry.

  3. That song has new meaning since 2 years ago God opened my eyes to pure grace and life has been brand new ever since!!! I had heard of grace in my church but never that way! So amazing to know my sins are forever washed away from my past sins to even any sin in the future! How freeing and how it frees me to truly love Him back!

  4. Beautiful words....we ARE free. Thanks for sharing here today.
    Glad you could be with your children in their new church and home. Kathy

  5. I love that song, too. and your beautiful words today are definitely bread for the journey. I needed those words today. Thank you.

  6. A beautiful song...about God's amazing grace! May John Newton...always remember that though I am a great sinner, Christ is a great Saviour.

  7. I love this song, it is so reassuring that 'my chains are gone and I'm set free'.
    Thank you Anneliese for sharing this.


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