Frederick Lehman was a German immigrant who moved to America when he was four years old. At the age of eleven, he became a Christian and went on to study for the ministry and pastor several churches in Iowa, Indiana, and Missouri. He also wrote hundreds of Gospel songs, the most famous being “The Love of God.” The first verse and the chorus say this:
The love of God is greater far
Than tongue or pen can ever tell;
It goes beyond the highest star,
And reaches to the lowest hell . . .
Oh, love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure—
The saints’ and angels’ song.
The love of God is greater far than anyone can tell. We cannot get to the bottom of it, and it is one of the major themes in the Book of Romans. From cover-to-cover, Romans tells us how God loves us and why He loves us and what His love means for us today, especially Chapter 9. In that Chapter, Paul relates all of this to Israel, and he says that God loves the Jews even though they have rejected Him. He is faithful to them even though they have been faithfulness.
He also ties this is into the church when he says: “It is not the children of the flesh who are children of God, but the children of the promise” (verse 8). In other words, if you trust in God’s promise, you can be a child of God today. If you believe in His Son Jesus, you can be saved, whether you are Jewish or not.
Would you like to learn more about the love of God? Come join us this Sunday morning as we talk about this important subject. Would you like to learn more about what it means for us today? Be warned. It is greater far than anyone can tell, but it is definitely worth looking into. We will do that at 9:30 at 46024 Riverside Drive. See you there! – Jeremy Cagle