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Even If

Have you ever come on anything quite like this extravagant generosity of God, this deep, deep wisdom? It’s way over our heads. We’ll never figure it out.
                                  ~ Romans 11:33
 
“All love that has not friendship for its base, Is like a mansion built upon the sand.” 
                                  ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox
 
Even If – Mercy Me
 
      When I first heard the song, I was caught on the last line.  “It is well with my soul, it is well, it is well with my soul.” I am always caught when I hear the line of a hymn used in a contemporary song.  So of course, the next time I heard it, I listened for more.  Pretty soon, I was having church in the car, worshipping and crying on my way to work because, every time I turned on the radio “Even If” was what I heard for a few weeks, no matter what time I got in the car.
     I listened to the testimony of Bart Millard with regard to this song. He spoke of his son’s diabetes, and how he knew God could heal his son and that diabetes is not like a cold, or the flu, a chronic illness just never goes away. Bart wanted to have the faith of the three in the fiery furnace.  He knew God could heal it, but he wanted the courage to say, “even if he does not, I will serve him.”
       Then, Bart heard his son say, “I will be changing the world as a diabetic.”
     That is where this song was born.  We still stand in hope of healing, but we serve God no matter what the circumstance.  Then, the line from It Is Well With My Soul that is the line that says, “I am standing in this trial, and I praise you, no matter what.”
(Bart’s testimony is in the first 3-4 minutes.)
     Next time, we’ll take a look at the hymn from which that line comes.
Until then, please stand on the promises.  He knows, He cares,  Praise His Holy Name.
 
Lord, help me to sing, It is well with my soul, in the midst of the trial, the fire, the hurricane, the tornado, the illness, _______. Even if I don’t receive that which I hope for, help me to sing anyway.
 
    Because of Him,
    Linda
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How He Loves Us

33 O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!


~ Romans 11:33
 
 
Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought.
 
  ~ Dwight Morrow
 
Today, listen to David Crowder sing of the depth of love God has for us.  I have included the link for your worship time.  We are the tree, and God is the hurricane.  The winds of the Spirit will bend and blow us, and we reach deeper into the soil of grace.  
 
This storm? There is yet a blessing to be found.
 
Because of Him,
Linda
 
 
And He is jealous from me, loves like a hurricane, I am a tree
Bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy
When all of a sudden
I am unaware of these afflictions
Eclipsed by glory and I realize just how beautiful
You areAnd how great Your affections are for me

And oh, how He loves us, ohOh, how
He loves us, how He loves us all
And He is jealous from me,
loves like a hurricane, I am a tree
Bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy
When all of a sudden I am unaware
of these afflictions
Eclipsed by glory and I realize
just how beautiful You are
And how great Your affections are for me
Oh, how He loves, yeah,
He loves usOh, how He loves us, oh,
how He loves us Oh, how He loves
And we are His portion
and He is our prize
Drawn to redemption
by the grace in His eyes
If His grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking
And heaven meets earth
like an unforeseen kiss
And my heart turns violently inside of my chest
I don’t have time to maintain these regrets
When I think about the way

Oh, how He loves us, ohOh,
how He loves us, how He loves all
How He loves
Yeah, He loves us, oh, how He loves usOh, how He loves us, oh how He loves
Oh, I love
Yeah, He loves us, yeah, He loves us
How He loves us, oh, how He loves us all.

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