How high is high?

Psalm 103:11-12

For as high as the heavens are above the earth,

so great is His faithful love

toward those who fear Him.

As far as the east is from the west,

so far has He removed

our transgressions from us.

Can you see beyond the stars with your naked eye? Can we see the farthest reaches of the galaxy, the universe?

Even if you could see that far, God’s love and forgiveness would still exceed it.

That is why our poor measure of sight and comprehension cannot cope with His grace. We cannot believe in an extension of compassion so vast and magnificent.

Ancient man could not comprehend a universe greater than what he could see. We now can see farther into the once-unknown than ever. And with that, we believe we can see it all. Our own God-given wisdom leads us to think we can fully know the breadth of God.

Oh, save us from our “wisdom”, Lord! Let us cast ourselves upon you and receive with childlike wonder and awe your blessing of grace.

Psalm for the day

 From Psalm 36

5 Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. 

6 Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your judgments are like the great deep; man and beast you save, O LORD. 

7 How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. 

8 They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights. 

9 For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light. 

10 Oh, continue your steadfast love to those who know you, and your righteousness to the upright of heart! 

 

Is the Psalmist trying to tell us something of the steadfast love of the Lord? How will you respond to His steadfast love today?