Deep and Wide

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.

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