Week of December 13: How Great Thou Are…...
"For since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities-His eternal power, and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse." Romans 1:20 (NIV)
How Great Thou Art” always has a way of undoing me. Something happens to me each time I hear this old hymn, whether singing along with hundreds of other voices or alone in my car. The atmosphere seems to shift, and I’m left wondering what it is specifically about this hymn that causes such a stir within me.
Billy Graham was asked why he used the song so much at his crusades, he said this:“It glorifies God. It turns Christians’ eyes toward God rather than upon themselves. I use it as often as possible because it is such a God-honoring song.”
I got it! It honors God and shifts our gaze away from ourselves back to our Father. He is greater than any joy this world has to offer, greater than any storm our souls will ever weather.
You may be feeling anxious because there are still things left undone. Places, things and people you planned to go but haven't because of the pandemic.
In the season, I'm learning how to hear God and lift Him up!
Heavenly Father, how great you are in heaven and earth. As I sum up all you have done! I'm thankful. You give me just what I needed, in Jesus name Amen!