Sunday, 8 January 2017

A father's love

Just love this song. It first penetrated my male emotional armour in the year 2000 when my dear brother John was dying. It spoke to me in so many ways and indeed carried me though a difficult time. Certain phrases in the song just seem to trigger an immediate sense of the sheerness goodness,  mercy and sweet kindness of God.

Father's a dad myself I'm aware of the intensity of love and of any willing sacrifice needed that I would make for my girls. And God feels like that about me. Blimey.

Who am I?.....If I'm honest I vary in how grateful I am for God's love. Often I take it for granted, but sometimes-and sweet times they are too-I'm humbled and overwhelmed. Why, why, why should he love me?  Though you know all my ways, yet your love for me Tim Keller says, 'there's nothing I can do to make God love me more and nothing I can do that will make him love me less'. Phew!

King of love..Shepherd...friend......phrases all so evocative. For a king to be a friend, for one who cares for me in the same way that a good shepherd cares for his sheep. Being a Christian is not a chore but a privilege.
I praise you for your faithfulness O Lord,
And for your Father's love that never fails
Who am I the king of love may shepherd is,
who am I that you should call me friend?
Though you know all my ways, yet your love for me endures.
When I think of all the things, O I love you more and more
I praise you for your faithfulness O Lord,

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