How vast beyond all measure

While its been quite a few months since my last blog post, I must say I’ve had a terrible case of writer’s block; I believe it’s due to many outside factors.  Since I haven’t written in so long, I feel as though all of those “on hold” words are piling up and now I want to write about everything.  So, I’m going to do just that.  I’ll try to do my best to keep what I write matching with each day of the week, but it’s very possible I could go off topic from the title.  Just bare with me.

Something that has been bouncing around in the back of my thoughts is how great God’s love is for us.  I know I’ve written on God’s love before, but I can’t help but be overtaken and in awe of how continual and overpowering His love is.  When picturing God’s love, I imagine the ocean.  Water is so powerful; it goes where it pleases, nothing stopping its force from breaking down barriers.  Much like water, nothing stops God from loving you and me.  Nothing stops God from breaking down barriers to get to us just to show how much He loves us.

When I try to comprehend how continual God loves, my brain aches and I feel broken.  Broken at the thought of the cross and what Jesus did for the world.  Broken that Jesus could love me, someone who has denied Him, lied to family, been promiscuous, cheated, and murdered with my words.  Why? How?  So many thoughts go through my head as to why or how God could love someone that doesn’t always love Him back.

His love is everlasting.  His glory is beyond any fame.  His mercy is never ending.  His grace is abundant.  He deserves eternal praise.  He deserves to be treated like the King He is.

There are so many times I get frustrated with myself for not living a perfect life, yet in the midst of the anger, God reminds me I’m human, and although I make mistakes, He still loves me no matter what the circumstance is.  How could we NOT give Him all the glory and honor and praise?

There’s a song that speaks my heart on how wonderful God’s love is.  I never realized how perfectly it matched my heart until I read the lyrics.  It’s pure.  It’s simple.  Enjoy.

“How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” – Selah

How deep the Father’s love for us
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the Man upon the cross
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed to hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that kept Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

“May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love.  And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love really is.”

-Ephesians 3:17-18

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