Friday, September 21, 2012

wide deep love

How wide, how deep, how vast, how great is God's love. So big it's unfathomable.

Maybe that's why I have a hard time wrapping my head around it.

A few weeks ago I started reading Francis Chan's "Crazy Love." In the introduction or first chapter, he points the reader to a link on his crazylovebook site about the outrageous creation God designed. You can view the video here (it's super short).

When it finished I was left with these thoughts...why would God create something so vast? If we're the only living beings He created in this vastness, isn't that a waste of space?
And yet...
That's the absurdity of it all. If God created just us and little old me a part of this infinitesimal speck, then surely He must love us something crazy. Otherwise we'd feel very small. But somehow this wide deep love finds us.

Five Minute FridayFunny, I've wanted to write out my thoughts on seeing just how small we are in the galaxy of galaxy's and God managed to answer that prayer thought here at Five Minute Fridays. The above captures my 5-minutes of writing. I added the links and picture after.

Have you seen that video, or something similar, before? Does the crazy creativity of God astound you too? Did you know I started a link party for Thursdays which encourages us to share how God's creativity overflows into our own lives? If you have something you'd like to link up, please visit yesterday's post and share away.

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Making it Count: I want these posts to be filled with the worthy, the important, the significant. One of the ways I'll do this is by posting about a social justice issue. Up this week: tomatoes. Or rather, the people who pick them. Click here to find a super simple, super quick way you can help end modern day slavery in Florida's tomato fields.


Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm stopping in from the Five Minute Friday Challenge. It is amazing when you really stop to think about it all. Thank you for sharing the link to the video as well!

Jacqui said...

Oh, yes! How deep, how wide, how vast is HIs love! It's unfathomable, isn't it! Thank you for sharing your heart and thoughts on this "crazy love." It blessed me! I linked up behind you at 5 Minute Friday, and hopped over for a visit! Blessings!

Denise said...

Good post.

Missy said...

His Love for us is indeed so very wide. And I so appreciated your honest portrayal of how small that can make us feel.

Amanda Medlin said...

So true! And how funny that we both referenced Francis Chan in our posts. :)

Paula Barnett said...

Deeply love your wide vision of God!