We sang this song in church on Sunday and it is one that resonates deeply with me – today and whenever I hear it.
How deep the Father’s love for us,
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure
How great the pain of searing loss,
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One,
Bring many sons to glory
Behold the Man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice,
Call out among the scoffers
It was my sin that left Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished
I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection
Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom
I am grateful for the life God has blessed me with.
I am about to hop on a bus to go to the north end of Calgary to share in the “half way” ultrasound – something I find so amazing and wonderful.
Thank you Lord for the great love you have shared with me. I am grateful, grateful, grateful!
- How Deep the Father’s Love for Us (intostillness.wordpress.com)