BY: JOANNE ANSTINE
DECEMBER 4, 2007
This is something from a previous blog. It had some thoughts that I wanted to share, and so…decided I would copy and past this one here. Worth repeating… Anyway, a friend sent me to a site where I could hear the music, and see the words, to a wonderful song about God’s love. It is a bit long, so will share the last verse [and refrain], which says it all:
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.
Recently, I watched a video, Agent of Grace, about Dietrich Bonhoeffer…it is a stirring reminder of cost of discipleship, and the peace and joy, in the midst of suffering Toward the end of the movie, shortly before his execution, he says these words: “… after the war, Christians will speak a new language, one which was relevant to the rest of the world, a language that would be powerful, and often shocking, because it would say to the world that God has declared peace with men.” Glorious words, prophetic words, of our God and Father, Saviour and Lord, who is working ALL things after the counsel of HIS will…which is the salvation of all. Amen.
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