Grit and Grace begin to sing, competing for the melody. The verse begins with I will survive. God has a plan and it includes me. Grace’s voice rises above the grit to offer prayer, kindness, and compassion for hopes not yet realized. Grit rises again with confident strides: the declaration of Never-Give-Up, I can Do it Myself and “You Can’t stop me.” Grace is offered by God’s voice and says: “Let me help you, heal you, and release you to fly free, with guidance by My compass. Grit sings again in its seasoned voice: “I, by Your faith, presence and providence will conform to Your image and persevere to the end. The beautiful, crowning phrase of this duet: “Well done thou good and faithful servant” is offered by the ultimate author of Grace.
Pastor Matt Huff leads Portland Central Nazarene Church. He loves being in ministry and seeing lives transformed by the power of Christ.