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Sunday, August 3, 2008

O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus

We sang this song in church today. I just love it. It reminds me of John 15 and why Jesus tells me to abide in His love. Jesus' love took Him to the cross. It accomplished something for me on the cross, and it accomplishes something in me throughout my life. It flows like a river between the Father and Son by the Spirit to me and through me to others and from others to me and back to God- the same is true for all Christians. It is the power and point of life for Christians because, as the last line of the song goes, it lifts us up to glory, for it lifts us up to Him!

O the deep, deep love of Jesus, vast, unmeasured, boundless, free! Rolling as a mighty ocean in its fullness over me! Underneath me, all around me, is the current of Thy love. Leading onward, leading homeward to Thy glorious rest above!

O the deep, deep love of Jesus, spread His praise from shore to shore! How He loveth, ever loveth, changeth never, nevermore! How He watches o’er His loved ones, died to call them all His own; How for them He intercedeth, watcheth o’er them from the throne!

O the deep, deep love of Jesus, love of every love the best! 'Tis an ocean full of blessing, ’tis a haven giving rest! O the deep, deep love of Jesus, ’tis a heaven of heavens to me; And it lifts me up to glory, for it lifts me up to Thee!

It reminds me of this Scripture:

Ephesians 3:14-21 " For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen."

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