Oh my, God. How Great Thou Art. This is one of my all time favorite hymns. A hymn of worship and adoration to our great and mighty God.
This hymn of praise fills me up and my cup of blessings overflows. It's all about what He has done and will do for us. 'When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation, and take me home, what joy shall fill my heart." Need He do anything more for us? Isn't this promised return enough to carry us through our most difficult days here on this Earth until He comes?
As a teenager, I remember thinking of how God had worked in my life til that point. I know I am quite naive to the happenings of this world, that many of my peers have been sexually active long before they were married. Many have struggled with the difficult consequences of these actions. Because of the circumstances which brought me into this world, and that which facilitated my adoption, I believe God used these things to protect me from making the same choices. When I was a young lady, not yet married, I chose to remain abstinent, not because it was what God wanted, but because I didn't want my life to take the same rough road it had for my biological parents. And when I received a marriage proposal from my beloved, we both knew divorce was no option, because as children we had experienced it's devastating effects. Even though my heart wasn't seeking God in these issues (it was looking out for it's own best interest), I think God used those experiences to shelter me and protect my tender heart.
I am full of joy each time I ponder His coming to take me home and my opportunity to bow and worship Him, He who saved me, who has protected me and loved me. What joy shall- and does-fill my heart.
You can find the lyrics to this hymn of praise here.