robinellen (robinellen) wrote,

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When we were little, we always went to the mid-morning Easter service (from which I remember joyful singing). After that, we'd go on a picnic -- which usually meant disappointment, as it tends to be cold and rainy/windy on Easter here in CO. But my mom always tried :) Today, we're off to brunch at my mom's -- and yes, it'll be indoors as it's cold and rainy-looking.

I think the song that I often think of at Easter (and Christmas) is one by Rich Mullens -- not one of his more popular, either. But here are the lyrics:

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.

Now I've seen no band of angels, but I've heard the soldier's songs.
Love hangs over them like a banner; love within them lead them on
To the battle on the journey, and it's never gonna stop...
Ever widening their mercies and the fury of His love.

Joy and sorrow are this ocean, in their every ebb and flow.
Now the Lord a door has opened, that all hell could never close.
Here I'm tested and made worthy, tossed about but lifted up...
In the reckless, raging fury that they call the love of God.

If I was more youtube savvy, I'd torture you with my own rendition...but suffice to say, it makes me cry every time I sing it. Tears of gratitude, tears of joy...

I hope you see the love of God in your life today!
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