One of my friends has been asking me when I will write another entry in my blog. I told her I would write when I had something else to say. Here it is:
I’ve seen several Facebook posts today that have really bummed me out. Christians in positions of authority are misrepresenting Christ all over the place. As I thumbed through our hymnal seeking inspiration for upcoming worship services, I came across this gem written by Frederick W. Faber in 1854.
There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
There’s a wideness in God’s mercy like the wideness of the sea;
There’s a kindness in His justice which is more than liberty.
There is welcome for the sinner, and more graces for the good.
There is mercy with the Savior; there is healing in His blood.
For the love of God is broader than the measure of man’s mind;
And the heart of the Eternal is most wonderfully kind.
If our love were but more simple, we should take Him at His word;
And our lives would be illumined by the presence of our Lord.
May you forgive as the Father has forgiven you; may you love others as He has loved you; and may your life be the inspiration for someone else’s pursuit of Christ.