Still Alive

My sick day turned into a sick week, so I’m glad I basked in all my alone time while it was so nice! Now that I am back on my feet it is still nice, but I am glad my people will be home tomorrow night so we can do some catching up before I do some travelling of my own to visit family back home 🙂

Meanwhile, being on my own has usually meant going to bed early, and that ended up in me getting out of bed at 5:30 this morning after an hour of tossing and turning in frustrated half-sleep. THAT ended up in me going to the 8am service at my church instead of the 10am service, and I really enjoyed the feel of a smaller, closer gathering and a very simple service. The 8 o’clock has no singing, which was very different, but not boring like I thought it might be. I’d really like to go back if I ever get myself out of bed that early on a Sunday again! Anyways, at the end of the service, the only thing I felt missing was that we hadn’t sung any songs, which I mentioned to God, and then all of a sudden this hymn came into my head: The love of God is greater far. I didn’t even know most of the words, just half of the first verse, but I am doing some journalling and looked up the lyrics to write down (and now I am blogging…. oh internet!), and I will just share the third verse because I LOVE the images in it – every time I’ve ever sung this hymn I love the third verse the most. Also, somewhat morbid maybe, but I think I want this song sung at my funeral. Just throwing that out there….

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.

What a wonderful song to have stuck in my head! Wherever this post finds you, I hope you know how BIG God’s love is for you.

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