Susan Rodgers

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

How He Loves Us

Tomorrow, four weeks after my dad passed away, is Jordan Gautreau's funeral. I feel sort of like we're in the middle of a storm. I thought I'd gained my footing, and then WHAM! a new wave crashes over me. My eyes sting from crying, yet I keep clinging to Jesus. I know He'll see us through this.

My brother Dan posted a blog Jordan wrote a while back. It is so beautiful; I am copying and pasting it into my blog as well.

(Dan's blog:)

oh how He loves us
by Dan Ohlerking on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 8:21pm

michelle gros read this today from a post on Jordan Gautreau's blog a while back.

wow.

(Jordan's blog:)

So I’ve been listening to this song lately called “How He loves us”. The origional version is by a guy by the name of John McMillan or something. Kim Walker does a remake that is equally as powerful. Anyway it basically talks about, yep you got it you smart cookie, His love for us. The lyrics to this song are so powerful, aside from the depth of His love for us, there is a line that says, “and suddenly I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by Glory” Man that is a powerful thought, that when we enter into His presence, into His glory all of the things of life that have been afflicting us suddednly disappear behind who He is. Strong. It’s really quite humbling to think of the depth of love that He has for me, and how undeserving I am of it. Makes me want to love others with a reckless abandon and to really appreciate those I already love.

I love you Lord. You are worthy. You are sovereign. You are majestic. You are caring. You are in control. You know the plan. You want my best. You are my Lord and Saviour. You are my King. You are my portion. You are my shield. You are my rock. You are my deliverer. You are my substance. You are my healer. You are my provider, my strongtower, my hope, my future, my glory, my all in all, my everything. Have Your way. Teach me to die. Lord crucify me. Crucify my hopes, and dreams, crucify everything that is of me. Life through death. Thank you for allowing me to partake in the fellowship of your suffering.


(Dan:)

more than ever before i want to live my life with THIS as my devotion. He loves me so much and so i will love Him and others much. no matter what it takes.

thanks Jordan. you are an incredible inspiration. you will be missed, but we WILL see you again.

(me again:)

And to that I say, "Amen!"

By the way, that is the very song that went through my mom's heart and mind right after Dad passed away, and we sung it at the services for him.

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