The Depths of the Love of God
NBC makes it a priority to pray for our students, staff, faculty and the world each week. Each Wednesday, administrators, staff and faculty gather through zoom to pray together and to share the praises and needs of our community. We are always privileged to have one of our own bring a devotional thought.
Last week, Dr. Alan Lyke, Academic Dean, shared a reading from author, Bob Benson, about the depths of the love of God. Here are some of the thoughts shared in a capsule.
How deep does it go? “It goes as deep as you go and then two somethings deeper.” Whatever it is that plagues you, whether the measurement is 2 inches, 2 feet, or 2 miles, God’s love goes “two somethings deeper.” Forgiveness from God always goes “two somethings deeper.” The grace of God during this pandemic, during the current social climate, and with a new scholastic year starting, the strength of God is always “two somethings deeper.”
Sometimes reading song lyrics are just the medicine to take when one is needing strength. It was so appropriate last week as Dr. Lyke asked us to listen to these old hymn lyrics read as a reminder of the love of God.
He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater,
He sendeth more strength when the labors increase;
To added afflictions He addeth His mercy,
To multiplied trials, His multiplied peace.
When we have exhausted our store of endurance,
When our strength has failed ere the day is half done,
When we reach the end of our hoarded resources
Our Father’s full giving is only begun.
Fear not that thy need shall exceed His provision,
Our God ever yearns His resources to share;
Lean hard on the arm everlasting, availing;
The Father both thee and thy load will upbear.
His love has no limits, His grace has no measure,
His power no boundary known unto men;
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus
He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again.
Filed Under: Communicator Published: 07/20/2020