Sunday, December 9, 2018

Advent Series ~ Day 10 ~ LOVE

25 Days of God Given Gifts

Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, 
shall be able to separate us from the love of God, 
which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:39

The hymn titled O the Deep Deep Love of Jesus, was written in 1875 by Samuel Trevor Francis. As a teenager contemplating suicide one night on a bridge, he experienced a spiritual awakening and went on to author many poems and hymns. He compares Jesus’ love to the mighty ocean.

I live in Maine in a small fishing community. I know the beauty of the ocean, its vastness, might and power. Over the years, many people right in our own community have lost their lives to the powerful ocean. In our area, it is the strongest force of nature.

God IS love
He defines love
His nature is love
His attributes are love

God loves us SO much that he sent his son Jesus to die on the cross and pay the penalty for our sin. His love is personal, never changing, no beginning or end; he knows and loves you individually.

There may be some reading this that do not have someone to love and share their days with, or you may have someone who loves you but doesn’t express it in the way that you’d like them to. Remember Jesus loves you with an EVERLASTING and UNCONDITIONAL love. A love that it vast, unmeasured, boundless, free and as mighty as the ocean.

There is wisdom in the words of this hymn. The lyrics are below as well as a link to a music video of this song. I think this rendition portrays it in such a powerful way. As you listen to it, picture the love of Jesus wrapping you with warmth and care.

Oh The Deep Deep Love of Jesus

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 vast of blessing, 'tis a haven sweet of 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!

Samuel Trevor Francis ~ 1875


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  1. What a good word this morning. I can almoat her those deep, deep notes being played on the piano. Might have to go find this hymn when it would be polite to play the piano on this still December morning.

  2. hear...I am blaming this here iPad. Couldn’t be fuzzy thinking at the early hour.

  3. Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus, how that encourages my soul.
    Thanks Abby, for sharing this today.

  4. What a beautiful song- the lyrics! I never heard it before. I'm going to you-tube to listen to it! I think it's amazing that He loves us, unconditionally, and forever! Thank you for sharing and showing us your love, Abby!

  5. Beautiful lyrics, such a blessed place to be, surrounded by the love of God.


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