So there are so many thing going through my head this week. I know I need to make more time for the serious stuff but the everyday often drowns that out.
I read Ephesians 2 last night and was struck by verses 4-7.
4But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.
Lots to get there but the phrase "expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus" is what got me. It reminded me of the line "It's your kindness Lord that leads us to repentance" and also of this song I heard first this week on Meg Duerksen's blog Whatever. I love David Crowder Band. So here is How He Loves Us. Just what I needed to hear this week.
He is jealous for me, Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree, Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy. When all of a sudden, I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory, And I realize just how beautiful You are, And how great Your affections are for me.
And oh, how He loves us oh, Oh how He loves us, How He loves us all
He loves us, Oh how He loves us, Oh how He loves us, Oh how He loves.
And we are His portion and He is our prize, Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes, If His grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking. And heaven meets earth like an unforeseen kiss, And my heart turns violently inside of my chest, I don’t have time to maintain these regrets, When I think about, the way…
That He loves us, Oh how He loves us, Oh how He loves us, Oh how He loves.
I am walking along the rocks every day straining to see the view. This is a collection of the things rattling around in my brain. My house, my life and any other random thoughts. If you want to know what I am pondering this is the place to come. If you want to see what the kids are up to go check out Haven't you always wanted a monkey .