Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The Love of God

Praise the Lord that He has a love greater than mine...
I am reminded that I am not sharing about this love enough :( My friend's neighbor took his life last week, leaving behind a wife and children. I have seen them around base. The wife I would see quite a bit, but did I ever once speak to her? No. Many times I would be in line somewhere, and she would be there right next to me...I was more concerned with my latte than with her lost state. It is not too late to share with her, but it is too late for anything to save her husband.

This world has nothing but pain and suffering to offer...I need to be burning with the desire to share of God's immeasurable depth of forgiveness and love... How many times did the Lord put her in my path? Could my sharing with her have made a difference? I am sure of it. It sure opened my eyes to everyone around me...lives just waiting to be impacted by the truth...the Gospel.

"The Love of God" by Frederick my favorite hymn. I love to sing it :) The last verse especially, I can barely hold it together it so touches my heart...
The Love of God
The love of God is greater far
Than tongue or pen can ever tell
It goes beyond the highest star
And reaches to the lowest hell
The guilty pair, bowed down with care
God gave His Son to win
His erring child He reconciled
And pardoned from his sin

O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong! It shall forevermore endure
The saints and angels' song

When hoary time shall pass away,
And earthly thrones and kingdoms fall;
When men who here refuse to pray,
On rocks and hills and mountains call;
God's love, so sure, shall still endure, All measureless and strong;
Redeeming grace to Adam's race-
The saints' and angels' song


Could we with ink the ocean fill
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade;
To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry;
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:16-17
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
2Peter 3:9


abrightnewdawn said...

So true, Heather. I feel I am such a chicken most of the time, but, when we are faced with a situation like that one it is such a strong reminder. We have dealt with the suicide of a Marine neighbor, and it's really hard to deal with, even when you're not close to them. Thanks for sharing.

Happymama said...

Oh, I loved this post. It was so good. And that is one of my all time favorite hymns.

Thanks for posting it.


javagirl1111 said...

Oops, I meant to comment on this post, but accidentally posted on the next one. Any Way...

Michelle Hill said...

This was a very good post..Thank you for sharing this..

Lula said...

This is soo one of my favorite songs!!