The Father’s Love

Perhaps it is because I saw the movie, Son of God, recently. Perhaps it is because I have been camping out in Romans 5:1-11, for at least a week and a half. Perhaps because it is way past time that I did, but I have meditating on the love of God for several days. One song in particular has held me fast: “How deep the Father’s love for us.”

Here are the lyrics:

How deep the Father’s love for us
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the man upon a cross
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

P.S. One of my favorite renditions of the song is by the group Selah. Another is Nichole Nordeman’s.

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