Ponder Anew What The Almighty Can Do

Today’s Reflection:

“What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:31-32).”

One of my favorite hymns yeah, I still love them was written by the German composer, Joachim Neander, in the 1600’s.  It still resonates with worshipers of all ages some 400 years later.  I particularly relish this line in the fourth verse,

Ponder anew what the Almighty can do,
If with His love He befriends thee.

Think about that for a moment it will change your day, not to mention your entire life.  The only thing I would change in this otherwise magnificent hymn is the one little word in the second line, “if”.  For me, and anyone else who has been redeemed my God’s marvelous grace, that word should rather be, “since”! “If” speaks of possibility, “since” reflects reality!

God has indeed befriended us, amazing as that sounds.  And since we are friends of the Almighty, the realities of blessing, protection, provision success and satisfaction in the days, months, years and eternity to come are unlimited limited only by our unbelief.

So, indeed, take a moment to ponder again what it means to walk in moment-by-moment friendship with your Almighty Father.  I guarantee you this, it will make the moments ahead a whole lot brighter.

Praise to the Lord,
The Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise Him,
For He is thy health and salvation!
All ye who hear,
Now to His temple draw near;
Praise Him in glad adoration.

Praise to the Lord,
Who over all things so wondrously reigneth,
Shelters thee under His wings,
Yea, so gently sustaineth!
Hast thou not seen
How all your longings have been
Granted in what He ordaineth?

Praise to the Lord,
Who doth prosper thy work and defend thee;
Surely His goodness
And mercy here daily attend thee.
Ponder anew
What the Almighty can do,
If with His love He befriend thee.

Praise to the Lord,
O let all that is in me adore Him!
All that hath life and breath,
Come now with praises before Him.
Let the Amen
Sound from His people again,
Gladly for aye we adore Him.

Yes, for gladly we adore Him.  How could we not!

Something To Think About
“Christian contentment is that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God’s wise and fatherly disposal in every condition.” ~Jeremiah Burroughs


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