Tuesday, October 6, 2009

little things

Kevin said last week something along the lines of God working in the small things. Listening to a bunch of Jeremy Riddle's music now. So good. "How He Loves." I know that God loves us, and we can see it in lots of big things. I mean he sent his son to die on the cross for our sins so that we might not spend eternity apart from him!

And while being incredibly grateful for those huge things (and things I so desperately need!), I think it is through the small things that I feel that God demonstrates his true and crazy love for us. He works in ways that are so small and seemingly insignificant to others but not to us. Who else would know or care about the littlest details of my life? Seriously, a pot roast tomorrow? That means nothing to the person next to me, but today that meant the world to me (and even more tomorrow!).

Rewind back to 1998, my first time in Hungary. My family had written me a little card for each day I was here with words of encouragement. My mom and I crossed paths in the airport, she coming back from Hungary and me leaving on the same day for Hungary. Her words to me, "Kristen, be on a God hunt." I think about that all the time. And although far from perfect at always seeing God working or even looking for and trusting him to work, I am grateful for those words. I would miss so much if I weren't looking. I would miss a lot of the little things, the things where I feel so loved and cared for.

Now that I've been so focused on these words I am hearing in the song, I lost my train of thought and what I wanted to say. Pregnancy brain perhaps. :) But after talking about the small things, here's a pretty big thing to think about:

"SWEETLY BROKEN" by Jeremy Riddle

To the cross I look, to the cross I cling
Of its suffering I do drink
Of its work I do sing

For on it my Savior
Both bruised and crushed
Showed that God is love and God is just

At the cross You beckon me
You draw me gently to my knees
And I am lost for words
So lost in love
I’m sweetly broken
Wholly surrendered

What a priceless gift, undeserved life
Have I been given through Christ crucified

You’ve called me out of death
You’ve called me into life
And I was under Your wrath
Now through the cross I’m reconciled

In awe of the cross I must confess
How wondrous Your redeeming love
And how great is Your faithfulness


Stefanie said...

Love that song.

Jenny said...

That song is so powerful in my life. I just start balling every time I read it.

May God bless you richly Kristen.

Love ya,

Aimee said...

One of my favorite songs... I'm so glad He's given these words to speak to you (and to us!). Love you and praying for you guys!