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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Consider

Today my three year old and I sat down to read his Chick-fil-A "book." It was one of those fold out maps with a decoder. This particular book contained different facts about planets and NASA. None of these things were new to me, but as I read them to my child I realized how long ago it had been since I had considered the facts of where our planet is, how many of our earths would fit into you-name-it, and really just how small in comparison it is to all that is around it. My son quickly got bored with it and moved on, but I began to ponder those facts the rest of my day. Many times I am so busy that I forget to consider. This evening I couldn't help but think of the old hymn "O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder, Consider all the worlds thy hands have made..." What a beautiful perspective to have of how great is our God! AND even in perspective of how great and big he is (which makes me very little) the bible is full of God telling us how much He loves each and every one of us. Luke 12:7 says that God even numbers the hairs on our head! Such beautiful detail to God's involvement in each of our lives. May you too be awestruck by God and his intimate love for you!



"How Great Thou Art"

O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds thy hands have made,
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed:

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee:
How great thou art! How great thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee:
How great thou art! How great thou art!

When through the woods and forest glades I wander
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees,
When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur,
And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze:

And when I think that God, his Son not sparing,
Sent him to die, I scarce can take it in,
That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin.

When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!
Then I shall bow in humble adoration,
And there proclaim, My God, how great thou art!