Sunday, July 29, 2012

As High As....

Today Brad's sermon was on Psalm 103. He's doing a series on the Psalms. When he talked about verses 11 and 12 it reminded me of a sweet memory with Zach.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
    so great is his love for those who fear him; 
as far as the east is from the west,
    so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

 When Zach was little, we had a little routine where one of us would say, "I love you as big as.." or "..as high as..." and the other would respond. It'd go something like this:
Z:  I love you as big as the ocean.M:  I love you as high as a mountain.Z:  I love you as high as the moon.M:  I love you as high as the sun.Z: I love you as big as the universe.
M: I love you as big as the galaxy.
Z:  I love you as big as INFINITY!!
How sweet is that? And it was a good association. Even in the psalm, the writer talks about "As a father [and we could substitute mother] has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;

Besides reminding me of the gratitude I feel for my children, and my children's love, it also reminded me of the gratitude I feel for having such a loving father and mother, who demonstrated that compassion and grace that the Lord has for us.




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