Yesterday, the kids and I were heading home from the Rookery. As we walked down the side of Streatham Common, the sky suddenly grabbed my attention. It just seemed so big; the clouds impossibly huge, stretching up; glowing bright in the evening sun..it was beautiful and it stopped me in my tracks. Maisie was completely focused on playing a game where she was a remote controlled Playmobil figure who'd broken free of the remote's control and now had a life of its own (don't ask) but everything in me wanted to try to wrestle her attention to what I was seeing.
My words were completely clumsy and flimsy and inadequate - I think I just insisted "look, it's so HUGE, look how BIG God has made it all" a few times, but she wasn't nearly as impressed or awe struck as I wanted her to be. The moment passed, and we headed on our way and continued with our game. But the bigness of that sky and the glory in those clouds stayed with me, reminding me of Psalm 19: The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.
This song is based on Psalm 36, which is the Psalm we'll enjoy together on Sunday. It's a reflection on that love, and an exhortation to worship in response to it. How much my heart needs to be reminded of my huge, glorious, faithful God, and how far his love has reached - and keeps reaching - for me - Ashley