The Beauty of Grace

I wanted to share one of my favorite songs with all of you because I think it really sheds light on the grace we have all been granted by God, and the opportunity we have to show grace to others.  “Be My Escape” by Reliant K, a Christian band, exemplifies the struggles we all face with our humanity and the only escape–God and his grace. Below I’ve included a video of the acoustic version of the song, as well as the lyrics. I hope you enjoy!

I’ve given up on giving up slowly      
I’m blending in so You won’t even know me  
Apart from this whole world that shares my fate     

This one last bullet You mention
Is my one last shot at redemption   
Because I know to live you must give your life away

And I’ve been housing all this doubt and insecurity       
And I’ve been locked inside that house all the while You hold the key            
And I’ve been dying to get out and that might be the death of me

And even though there’s no way of knowing       
Where to go I promise I’m going because

I gotta get outta here
I’m stuck inside this rut that I fell into by mistake
I gotta get outta here
And I’m begging You, I’m begging You, I’m begging You
To be my escape

I’m giving up on doing this alone now
‘Cause I’ve failed and I’m ready to be shown how
You’ve told me the way and I’m trying to get there

And this life sentence that I’m serving
I admit that I’m every bit deserving
But the beauty of grace is that it makes life not fair

And I’ve been housing all this doubt and insecurity
And I’ve been locked inside that house all the while You hold the key
And I’ve been dying to get out and that might be the death of me

And even though there’s no way of knowing
Where to go I promise I’m going because

I gotta get outta here
‘Cause I’m afraid that this complacency is something that I can’t shake
I gotta get outta here
And I’m begging You, I’m begging You, I’m begging You
To be my escape

I am a hostage to my own humanity
Self-detained and forced to live in this mess I’ve made
And all I’m asking is for You to do what You can with me
But I can’t ask You to give what You already gave

And I’ve been housing all this doubt and insecurity
And I’ve been locked inside that house all the while You hold the key
And I’ve been dying to get out and that might be the death of me

And even though there’s no way of knowing
Where to go I promise I’m going because

I gotta get outta here
I’m stuck inside this rut that I fell into by mistake
I gotta get outta here
And I’m begging You, I’m begging You, I’m begging You
To be my escape

I fought You for so long
I should have let You in
Oh how we regret those things we do

And all I was trying to do
Was save my own skin
But so were You
So were You

This song really touches me every time that I hear it and when it came on in the car yesterday, I immediately wanted to share it with you guys.  I think the line “But the beauty of grace is that it makes life not fair” really nails home the point I’m trying to make and live by every day.  We are human, we sin, and we certainly don’t deserve it, but God has given us grace through Jesus Christ. In turn, I think we all need to make an effort to show grace to others.  In a world where gossip and rudeness are the norm, it is important for us to live with grace and, instead, bestow kindness and generosity upon our families, friends and strangers alike.

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