Monday, May 23, 2016

Extravagant Love

Oh Lord my God,
When I in awesome wonder

Consider all the world's 
Thy hands have made...

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...

Then sings my soul
My Saviour God to thee

How great thou art

How great thou art!


Friday morning Chris and I got up at 5:30 a.m. to watch the sunrise over the ocean. It was absolutely spectacular. I wished for a choir of hundreds of voices to lift their's with mine in singing praise and adoration to the God who created such majestic beauty! 

He didn't have to. 
He could have made our world drab, colorless and all the same. But He didn't. He absolutely didn't. That spells Love to me -- beautiful, glorious, extravagant Love.


Tina Z said...

I cannot grasp the Amazing Love...'could we with ink the ocean fill, and were the skies of parchment write the Love of God above would DRAIN the ocean dry'!!!!!! WOW!!

Betsy said...

Amen and AMEN! Thank you for sharing this with us.

Anonymous said...

Lovely photos and sentiments.

On the flip side (and this observation is not original with me) God gives his gifts of lavish beauty in manageable portions, usually for a relatively short period of time or in a small space, sunsets and sunrises, flower beds, showy birds, etc. Much of nature is soothing blues, greens, and browns, a back-drop to help us enjoy splashes of color even more. LRM

Treva said...

Interesting thought! Our God is so incredibly wise.