Thoughts

How Deep the Father’s Love for Us

October 21, 2011

I love the words to this song. It is humbling to me, and it reminds me of Christ’s amazing sacrifice that He made to bring us to Himself. Christ became sin to give me righteousness. By grace alone I am clothed in His righteousness, and can stand before a holy God, perfect and blameless. How sweet to reflect on the depths of His mercy! Glory be to Him!

How deep the Father’s love for us, how vast beyond all measure,
That He should give His only Son to 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 a cross, my sin upon His shoulders;
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice, call out among the scoffers.
It was my sin that left 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 hear, His wounds have paid my ransom.

 

4 Comments

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    Emily

    October 21, 2011

    Hey Brooke! This is Emily from Wisconsin. Just read a bit of your blog and sounds like things are going great for y’all down there! Congrats to your mom on running the marathon!! I could only dream of doing that someday. :)

    Keep in touch, Emily

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      brookenoble

      October 24, 2011

      Hi Emily!
      Thanks for your comment! Wow! It seems like a long time since we saw you guys last! I hope you’re doing well. I agree: Mom’s pretty amazing. It was so inspiring to watch her!
      Have a great day!
      ~Brooke

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    Hannah

    October 21, 2011

    Brooke, you bless me more and more all of the time! How did you know that I needed this song today? This is one of my absolute favorites – the words are so beautiful, so encouraging, so humbling, so…gospel-centered! I love it!

    Thank you, Brooke for posting this!

    To God be the Glory,
    Love,
    Hannah

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      brookenoble

      October 24, 2011

      Hi Hannah!
      I’m so glad you enjoy this song- it’s one of my favorites, too! Thank you for your comment!
      ~Brooke

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