This morning I had my CD player on shuffle. As I cooled down from a refreshing run, walking around the house and drinking a bottle of ice-cold water, I was stopped in my tracks by some lyrics that have stopped me cold numerous times through the years.
There’s a wideness in God’s mercy
I cannot find in my own
And He keeps His fire burning
To melt this heart of stone
Keeps me aching with a yearning
Keeps me glad to have been caught
In the reckless raging fury
That they call the love of God
My prayer is that the longer I remain caught in His love, the wider the mercy will grow in my heart.
(These lyrics are from Rich Mullins song The Love of God from his Never Picture Perfect CD released in 1989.)