THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
The late Dean John W. Burgon hated the theory of evolution,
and contended against it on all occasions.
It was he who cried in a sermon: "O ye men of science, give me back my ancestors
in the Garden of Eden, and you may keep yours in the Zoological Gardens."
What is man, that thou art mindful of him?
and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
Gratitude is a powerful attitude that beautifully colors all of life.
The attitude of gratitude is a condition of heart.
When we consider the hundreds of millions of stars in the universe,
what is man but a speck of dust on a small green planet?
Who am I that God Incarnate should come and die for me?
He is The Ancient of days, the Ruler of rulers, The Leader of leaders,
the Overseer of the over comers, and the sovereign Lord of all that
was and is and is to come.
And, yet, His goal is a relationship with ME!
His love was so deep it brought forgiveness when I didn't even know I needed it!
His love is so vast it gives me a part in His eternal kingdom even though I don't deserve it!
I can never thank Him enough!
If words and time were endless, I could never express the fullness of gratitude.
It is then my great desire to develop an attitude of gratitude!
"O Lord my God! when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made,
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed:
And when I think that God, His Son not sparing,
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;
That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin:
When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!
Then I shall bow in humble adoration,
And there proclaim, my God, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul! my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art! "
(Originally a Swedish folk melody,
"O Store Gud" by Carl Boberg (1859-1940)
was translated by Stuart K. Hine in 1899.)