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deep, deep love

It’s hard to grasp the love that God has for each of us.  I know my understanding – if you can even call it that – pales in comparison to what its really like.

On Saturday, I heard a song talking about this love and it came in an unexpected place.

As I watched the funeral of Sean Gauley, a dear brother of a friend I worked with a few summers ago, they played the song “Oh The Deep, Deep Love of Jesus”.

Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus
Vast, unmeasured, boundless, free
Rolling as a mighty ocean
In its fullness over me
Underneath me, all around me
Is the current of Your love
Leading onward, leading homeward
To Your glorious rest above

Oh the deep, deep love
All I need and trust
Is the deep, deep love of Jesus

Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus
Spread His praise from shore to shore
How He came to pay our ransom
Through the saving cross He bore
How He watches o’er His loved ones
Those He died to make His own
How for them He’s interceding
Pleading now before the throne

Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus
Far surpassing all the rest
It’s an ocean full of blessing
In the midst of every test
Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus
Mighty Savior, precious Friend
You will bring us home to glory
Where Your love will never end

In the midst of every test, this family has reason to sing – because of the deep love of the Jesus they know.

I knew these words were something I needed to think about when we stood to sing the same song at church yesterday.

Oh the deep, deep love…

I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations.
For your steadfast love is great to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. 
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!
Psalm 57: 9-11

If you’re reading this, I hope that you’ve accepted this love Jesus offers to all.

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To watch a recording of the beautiful, Christ-honoring funeral of Sean Gauley, click here.


2 thoughts on “deep, deep love

  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and the link to the funeral, Rachel. I love those last few lines “You will bring us home to glory, Where Your love will never end”… I look forward to that day!

    1. Thankful for what our Savior has shown and taught me through your family! So grateful we have hope in eternity with Jesus because of His sacrifice for us. What a sweet thing to savor and rest in. Continuing to lift you all up!

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