Monday, April 06, 2009

The Love of God

Sometimes, I sit back in wonder and think about the love that my God, the creator of the Universe and of me has so richly given us. To think that we, mere mortals, have the opportunity to spend eternity with Him. When I think of the fact that we serve the only God who was willing to die so that we might have that experience, when I think of the price that was paid, when I think of who God is and who I am and How much he loves me in spite of it, it makes me want to sing. To think that I, a sinner, who deserved death, was rescued from the fiery pit of hell by the sacrifice of God's only Son so that I may be granted an inheritance born of grace and mercy is amazing. Not only that, but while I'm in earth, he chooses to use that very sinner, that man who was once in the enemy camp. He placed His trust in the church to do His work while we wait for His Son's mighty return. Wow!

I'm not the only one to think of the love of God, many a song has been written about it. One of my favorites described the inadequacy of man to fully describe the love of God. If I remember the story correctly, it was written by a madman who could only cling to one thing, the love of God and he wrote these words:

Could we with ink the oceans fill
Or were the sky 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 oceans dry.
Nor could the scroll contain the whole
Though stretched from sky to sky.


I think that says it all. God so richly loved us that we are completely inadequate to describe it. It leaves us so spellbound and awestruck that the only thing acceptable is to give our lives in response.

And that's what I challenge you to do. Encounter the love of God, open your eyes to what He's done for you and in return, live your life for Him. You won't regret it.

I've placed Mercy Me's version of the song on my playlist. Take a listen if you want.

2 comments:

  1. great post. i can not fathom the depths, only enjoy the immersion.

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  2. Good stuff David...good stuff.

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