WOW...Such Love Such Wondrous Love!

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.

Oh, love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall for-evermore 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.

Sadly there are those within Christendom who sing this prose with gusto, with hands raised and tears falling down their face. Yet in their articulation and actions prescribe conditions to the love of God. If you do this God will love you...if you do that God will hate you...if you do not tithe you are cursed with a curse...etc.

Thanks be to God that our "bad works" didn't disqualify us from His love, neither does our "good works" qualify us for His love. His love towards us is not based on our past, present or future performance, whether good or bad, but instead, His divine acceptance of us based of the  complete and finished work of His Son upon the cross and confirmed by His resurrection. 

Now that we are in relationship with the Divine by putting our faith in Jesus we are more than blessed with His grace and love. This relationship is based on His perfect love and abundant grace..."grace that is greater than all our sin".... Because of His faithfulness to us, not ours to Him, we can rest in the fact that it is not by our works that we are approved, but, it is because our loving God's nature is LOVE and GRACE!


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