I’ve been mulling over some things pertaining to God’s goodness and greatness, His might and mercy, His wisdom and ways. And my need to be ever steeping in those realities.
Apparently, I’m not alone in this.
Case in point, the lyrics from Matthew Smith’s song, “All Must Be Well” – http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2010/08/10/all-must-be-well/. NOTE: you can listen to the song and read the accompanying lyrics there.
Or, going a few years back (say to 1563), the first question and answer to the Heidelberg Catechism – something of an opening salvo to things necessary in the Christian life.
Q. What is your only comfort
in life and in death?
A. That I am not my own,
body and soul,
in life and in death—
to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ.
He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood,
and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil.
He also watches over me in such a way
that not a hair can fall from my head
without the will of my Father in heaven;
in fact, all things must work together for my salvation.
Because I belong to him,
Christ, by his Holy Spirit,
assures me of eternal life
and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready
from now on to live for him.
Just those two sources – one musical, the other creedal – tell me something. First, there is plenteous need for such reminders. And, second, there is plenteous supply.