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There is no end to Amazing Grace

There is no end to amazing grace… how simple words can calm an anxious heart.


It is amazing how the words of one song that many people hear and dismiss as just another song can have such an incredible impact on someone else’s life.

For the past few weeks I have been going through an undisclosed health complication that has required weekly visits to a doctor across town. Knowing what I do about the music industry specifically the rotations that radio stations use when playing their A,B, and C’s the odds that I would hear the same song about the same time during the same trip each week are well pretty phenomenal.

Granted there are certain songs that get heavier rotation due to popularity, ratings, etc. but for the song to land in the same five-minute window  of each weekly journey when the appointments may have been the same time but my arrival differed is proof that even in the era of pre-programmed air play there are bigger controls being used.

In addition it is also pretty incredible how the lyrics of a song can have such meaning in a person’s life.


Freaked out, anxious and panicked over arriving at the doctor office this song being played at just the right time is incredible.  In hearing healing words that have an overwhelming calming effect to the point of me rolling my windows down and singing the song (granted I can’t sing) at the top of my lungs all the way until I pull into the parking lot of the doctor office.  Granted some people probably think I am a bit nuts, then again maybe that is really what it takes.

I know some will chalk this up to a mere coincidence as to the time of the day, the song itself and that it is in heavy rotation pending being released on a new album and all that, and well you can believe what you like and I will put it in the biggest DJ I know hands who happens to reside in the sky.

All that I do know is after being blessed by the lyrics and relieving my anxiety through singing my heart  out and His grace made the doctor appointments at least bearable. I even tried to share my message with the DJ’s at Klove but as usual no one answered, then again maybe it was not supposed to be shared at that moment.

I am sure artists are told all the time how their songs blessed someone or saved someone or what have you.  This is another one of those stories that if I happen to have the opportunity to meet Crowder I may just have to be another one of those babbling groupies and share my story too.

In the meantime I welcome you to share that song that means the world to you, we all have had those moments where the lyrics went beyond our ears and sang to our hearts.

About Charles Johnston

Charles is a Christian, husband and father of fur-kids who shares his walk with others in hopes to help other's along the way.

One Reply

  1. David Mike

    It’s fun to see how “random” timing tends to pop up here and there.