A Scottish pastor by the name of George Matheson experienced a time of extreme mental distress. It was in this time that the words of this hymn were brought to his mind.
O Love that wilt not let me go,
I rest my weary soul in thee;
I give thee back the life I owe,
That in thine ocean depths its flow
May richer, fuller be.
That is what I was saying yesterday about the depth of love God has for each of us. It is not a feeling we can manufacture. It is not something we can earn or in any way deserve. It is the very nature of God to whom we can humbly come. It is a love that changes us drawing us deeper into all the Lord intends for our good. It is a love that has been demonstrated in the most extreme way on a Roman cross.
O Cross that liftest up my head,
I dare not ask to fly from thee;
I lay in dust life’s glory dead,
And from the ground there blossoms red
Life that shall endless be.
Know that that love is there for you today.