Sunday Song: God Forbid

He is personal yet incomprehensible.

Full of mercy and yet the Righteous Judge.

Abounding love and unrelenting anger.

Gentle and all-powerful.

 

It is far too easy to focus on His smallness at the expense of His overwhelming greatness.  Our minds simply cannot understand fully, so we tend to hold on to what makes sense in our minds. I don’t want to make Him small.  He will not fit into a human mold.

He must become greater, I must become less.

This song captures the tension beautifully.  [click on the song title for a link to youtube]

God Forbid – Point of Grace

The more I know Your power Lord, the more I’m mindful
How casually we speak and sing Your name
How often we have come to You with no fear or wonder
And called upon You only for what we stand to gain

Lord, I often talk about Your love and mercy
How it seems to me, Your goodness has no end
It frightens me to think that I could take You for granted
Though You’re closer than a brother, you are more than just my friend

God forbid that I find You so familiar
That I think of You as less than who You are
God forbid, that I should speak of You at all
Without a humble reverence in my heart, God forbid

You are Father, God Almighty, Lord of Lords, You’re King of Kings
Beyond my understanding, no less than everything

God forbid that I find You so familiar
That I think of You as less than who You are
God forbid, that I should speak of You at all
Without a humble reverence in my heart
God forbid, God forbid, God forbid

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