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Stretching to a Star – A. W. Tozer on the High, Shining Love of God

September 21, 2012

“By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him.” (1 John 4:9)

How can we comprehend … or even describe … such love?

I can no more do justice to that awesome and wonder-filled theme than a child can grasp a star. Still, by reaching toward the star the child may call attention to it and even indicate the direction one must look to see it. So, as I stretch my heart toward the high, shining love of God, someone who has not before known about it may be encouraged to look up and have hope. 

(This quote by A. W. Tozer is from his book, The Knowledge of the Holy. Many thanks to Dinah Breu for sharing these wonderful words at our Prayer Group on September 24. After sharing this excerpt with us, Dinah read the lyrics of  a song called “The Love of God,” which she’d heard performed by the Gaither Vocal Band Reunited – 2009/10. This song is embedded below. You’ll see how appropriate a follow-up it is to Tozer’s reflection.)


I invite us to spend some moments reflecting on the awesomeness of our God.

As Tozer wrote about stars, I thought that I’d help us reflect on God’s awesomeness by embedding two videos below with photos from the Hubble Telescope of some of the estimated ten sextillion to one septillion stars in the observable universe!

This past week, I’ve been listening to Holst’s “The Planets” suite, and for the first time especially enjoying “Neptune, the Mystic,” so I’ve also embedded a video with this piece and pictures of Neptune.

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