“THE OCEAN OF GOD’S LOVE”
(Corrie ten Boom, Holocaust survivor, often referred to “God’s ocean of Love”)
You gird us in wondrous Love, O God
from the ocean of Your Love in the history of all Mankind.
You have made Yourself available to us
when we seek Your Wisdom, Your Truth and Righteousness.
You magnify, by Your Word, our gratitude love and hope
while we suffer here, as You did so greatly suffer.
But we look ahead to citizenship in Heaven;
We look ahead to serving You, here and forever.
We seek to be like Adam before his sad fall:
Made in God’s image, but not as deity.
Adam fell; and we are fallen by the Curse and our sin.
But today we are raised in righteousness by our Savior
Who bore the sins of the whole world on His crucified shoulders;
Overshadowing the ancient laws of animal sacrifice,
ushering in the newer Covenant, twixt God and Man.
Daily we walk together in the life You lend us,
praise and thanksgiving in our hearts as we struggle to serve You;
with Your Love, Your Word, and our hope
eclipsing affliction and Death.
Daily we come: gaining ground toward our heavenly mansion
which You in graciousness are preparing for us
while we wait in patience to share in the New Jerusalem:
Praise and Glory, service and Love and Joy.
Forever and ever, Amen and Amen.
And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. (Revelation 22:3)