They Called Me Amazing Grace

They Called Me Amazing Grace

A Story by Matt Decker

Grace Daniels has enjoyed an amazing life. Feeling the end of her earthly journey, the ailing matriarch gifts her granddaughter with a priceless pearl of spiritual wisdom.

From the start
It's been my heart
To be a spark
In a world so dark.

No regret, no disgrace
The struggle was no waste --
I grew from my mistakes
Thanks to this grace, His grace.

Now I'm here in this place
Near to behold His face.

What shall I bequeath?
'Twas upon these knees
Where I found relief
Via my belief.

Precious little girl,
As you face the world
May this truth unfurl --
His grace is your pearl.

I shoulda died in Mother's womb
But I escaped from certain doom
And from that point and place
My first name became Grace.

I was called amazing
But one truth they did miss --
It's only by God's grace
That I finished my race --
My heart's hope and wish?
That you understand this.

Through the lows and the highs
I learned to train my eyes
Beyond the azure skies
On my eternal prize.

There were twists and turns
But thank God I learned
To place faith in a Grace
That I could never earn.

More than once I was told
I wouldn't last to be old,
Through sickness and disease
That seemed to never cease,
But in grace I gained peace,
By faith I found release.

I've been to the brink
Where I didn't think
I would make it back alive --
But in that dark hour
I turned to His power
And so I did survive.

To live this long
I had to be strong --
But it is a strength
With biblical depth
And spiritual length --
His grace was my song.

I walked away from crashes,
Confrontations and clashes,
Emerged I from the ashes,
Alive and well tho' blasted --
By His grace I have lasted.

There was the time
On a hike and climb
When I slipped and fell --
A pool of red I bled,
Given up for dead,
But God against the odds
Again made me well.

The devil tried to kill me
But Christ the Lord healed me --
By His grace and glory
I lived to tell my story.

Still there's so very much
I don't yet understand,
But I've trudged under the touch
Of His ever-guiding hand --
Trusting in Heaven's perfect plan.

How did I make it?
Why do I still breathe?
The bearded face of Grace
Shined each time upon me.

I've been through the fire and flame
But through all and everything,
I remained faithful to His name
And so to you, dear, I proclaim:
Then, now and yet He's the same --
His holy love will never change.

All I've achieved,
Praise heaped on me,
Traced to grace and He
In Whom I've believed.

So dear one so sweet,
Let faith guide your feet.

Never ever doubt your worth,
The value of your birth,
Your destiny on Earth.

It can be a rough place --
Thankfully, there's Grace.

© Matt Decker

© 2019 Matt Decker

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Added on May 12, 2019
Last Updated on May 12, 2019
Tags: Grace, Religious, Spiritual, Christianity, Inspirational


Matt Decker
Matt Decker

Centre, AL

Linguistic Alchemist. Writer. Author. Poet. Lyricist. And unabashed word nerd. more..

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