Sunday, August 23, 2009

Waking Up to Whispers from God...

I love it when God wakes me up early. It's different from not being able to sleep or from being awakened by Sasha- haha. When God wakes you up, it is somehow so much more peaceful and refreshing. I love it when He wakes me up just to whisper to my heart. In the stillness around me, while the rest of the world slumbers, the God of the universe decides to wake me up...just to tell me that He loves me. And I love it when He wakes me up with a song in my heart. This morning He woke me up to whisper His love with this song: How Deep the Father's Love For Us. It's not a new one, but the words are so beautiful and humbling.

How deep the Father's love for us
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
And 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 the 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

I hope God wakes you up early too...

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