Your heavenly Father loves you. Did you know this? He loves you. He loves you with a deep and enduring and committed love. When we rebel against Him, it hurts . . . us, and Him.
This Sunday, we will reflect further upon the Father Heart of God by looking at the loving declaration of Jesus’ final words to the crowds in Jerusalem before His arrest, crucifixion, and resurrection from Matthew 23:37-39 in the third and final installment in our “Father Heart of God” sermon series at Wildwood. Hope to see you in our 9:45 or 11:00 service. As you prepare for Sunday, reflect upon these words from the song, “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” by Stuart Townend (we will close the service singing this together):
How deep the Father’s love for us, how vast beyond all measure.
That He should give His only Son, to make a wretch His treasure.
How great the pain of searing loss, the Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One, bring many sons to glory
Behold the Man upon the cross, my sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice, call out among the scoffers
It was my sin that held Him there, until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life, I know that it is finished
I will not boast in anything, no gifts no power no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ, His death and resurrection
Why should I gain from His reward, I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart, His wounds have paid my ransom