Chapter-a-Day Psalm 36

InsignificantGod’s love is meteoric, his loyalty astronomic, His purpose titanic, his verdicts oceanic. Yet in his largeness nothing gets lost; Not a man, not a mouse, slips through the cracks. Psalm 36:5-6 (TM)

There’s an old song that was sung back in the seventies. I haven’t thought of it in years, but this verse in today’s chapter brought it to mind…here are the words to the best of my recollection:

If I’d been the only one, alone in my despair, still you would have come for me.
If I’d been the only one, thinkin’ no one cared, still you would have come for me.
If I’d been the only one.
Every tear he cried was just for me, the blood he shed was just for me
and as he slowly died on Calvary, I get the feelin’ that he was thinkin’ of me
If I’d been the only one.

It’s amazing to come to the realization that what Christ did on the cross was as personal as it was universal.

Creative Commons photo courtesy of Flickr and CaroWallis1

4 thoughts on “Chapter-a-Day Psalm 36”

  1. Tom, I wrote the song If I’d Been the Only One while I was with Good News Circle in the 70’s…thanks for remembering it. Jerry Estes

  2. Tom, the same verse caught my eye today. The thing that I liked was the words used to describe God’s “bigness”. When you pause to think of each of those words, the magnificence of God is clear. Yet the statement that follows makes us feel significant. In God’s grandness, He cares about the smallest things.

  3. Tom, the same verse caught my eye today. The thing that I liked was the words used to describe God’s “bigness”. When you pause to think of each of those words, the magnificence of God is clear. Yet the statement that follows makes us feel significant. In God’s grandness, He cares about the smallest things.

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