February 14, 2021

Love’s Sovereignty

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Focusing on the theme of love today is most definitely low-hanging fruit for the Church. Borrowing from Isaiah 55, I’d have God say this: “My love is not your love, neither is your way of loving my way”, declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so is my way of loving higher than your way, and my love than your love.”Describing God’s love is beyond words, beyond stratospheric, beyond our full knowing until we see him face to face. Our dilemma is shared with the saints through all the ages.

“The love of God is greater far than tongue or pen could ever tell. It goes beyond the highest star and reaches to the lowest hell. . . Could we with ink the ocean fill, and were the skies of parchment made, were every stalk on earth a quill, and every man a scribe by trade, to write the love of God above would drain the ocean dry. Nor could the scroll contain the whole, though stretched from sky to sky. O love of God, how rich and pure! How measureless and strong! It shall forevermore endure – the saints’ and angels’ song.” F.M. Lehman, 1917 (words in bold translated from an Aramaic poem by a Jewish rabbi, 1050 A.D.)

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