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Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Love of Christ....


"Our Father which art in heaven, we Thy children are often troubled in mind,hearing within us at once the affirmations of faith and the accusations of conscience.We are sure that there is in us nothing that could attract the love of One as holy and as just as Thou art. Yet Thou hast declared Thine unchanging love for us in Christ Jesus. If nothing in us can win Thy love, nothing in the universe can prevent Thee from loving us. Thy love is uncaused and undeserved. Thou art Thyself the reason for the love wherewith we are loved. Help us to believe the intensity, the eternity of the love that has found us. Then love will cast out fear; and our troubled hearts will be at peace, trusting not in what we are but in what Thou hast declared Thyself to be. Amen."

-A.W. Tozer ("Knowledge of the Holy")
-The Love of God



The Love of Christ is Rich and Free

Words by William Gadsby
Music by Sandra McCracken

The love of Christ is rich and free;
Fixed on His own eternally;
Nor earth, nor hell, can it remove;
Long as He lives, His own He’ll love.

His loving heart engaged to be
Their everlasting Surety;
’Twas love that took their cause in hand,
And love maintains it to the end.

Love cannot from its post withdraw;
Nor death, nor hell, nor sin, nor law,
Can turn the Surety’s heart away;
He’ll love His own to endless day.

Love has redeemed His sheep with blood;
And love will bring them safe to God;
Love calls them all from death to life;
And love will finish all their strife.

He loves through every changing scene,
Nor aught from Him can Zion wean;
Not all the wanderings of her heart
Can make His love for her depart.

At death, beyond the grave, He’ll love;
In endless bliss, His own shall prove
The blazing glory of that love
Which never could from them remove.

3 comments:

Lydia Covey said...

"...trusting not in what we are but in what Thou hast declared Thyself to be..." Thank you Tozer once again for clearly stating truth.
I love that hymn. I always try to pick a favorite line as I read it but the entire thing is so powerful.
It's so wonderful seeing post's from you, dear Mariah. Blessings to you, my sister!

Kristen Dione said...

this is so great! I love looking at your blog please follow me.

Morgan said...

1. I love the Tozer quotation. One of my favorite parts: "If nothing in us can win Thy love, nothing in the universe can prevent Thee from loving us."

2. Lydia, oh how we miss you!

3. Kristen Harris...this is one of those weird moments when you run into someone you didn't expect to online. Hey there.