As High As the Heavens
“For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear me.” Psalm 103:11 NIV
Staring into the vastness of the celestial blue space above draws me into wonder at the greatness of our God. A God who compares His love to the never ending blue expanse that stretches beyond our sight. Beyond space shuttle journeys. Beyond the stars and planets that dangle suspended as buoyant jewels in this silky blue filament.
He is the God who loves us so much that He would give His own Son’s live in payment for our sins. That He would reach out to us and draw us to Himself through nudgings of His Spirit, the power of His Word, the offer of forgiveness when we sin and hurt Him, and the giving of Himself to us in Communion.
Who could resist the God who offers such love and mercy? Who makes us His children. Who provides an eternal dwelling place on the other side of that never ending blue expanse.
And it breaks my heart to hear folk say of a lost Father or Mother, “they will be looking down on me and be proud of me” when they basically do not even believe in eternal life, let alone accept it.
Wonderful pictures and encouraging Scripture for this Word-Filled Wednesday. Thank you 🙂
Wow, I love this comment ~ “The garment of God’s love drenched in the blood of Jesus.” That is an incredible statement, one that blessed me this morning.
Happy WFW, Janis…
I see God’s love in the caring face of our Parish Visitor, in the squeeze of my husband’s hand, in the encouragement I read in blog’s like yours, Janis. Thank you for this peaceful, rejuvenating spot in the blogosphere.
Pam at http://www.2encourage.blogspot.com
Wow those pictures are stunning, His love indeed is immeasurable.
Thank you for sharing this powerful message.
I see God’s love in the beauty of his natural creation. In the notes of a song. In the face of a friend. In the moments alone when I hear His still, small voice.
I see God in the love I have for my sons. I see God in the love I receive from so many people.
I see love in a Savior’s wounded hands.
I think of God, and I see Love…
I see his love every morning when I wake up!