Monday, May 23, 2011

There's a Wideness in God's Mercy

**Reposted from its original post 7/11/07.**
~Sadly I realized that we do not have many pictures of us during family altar. But I did find this one of us having family altar with the Joseph Smith family in Indiana in our '04 deputation. We love them; what a pleasant time we had with them!~
A couple days ago in family altar we sang the following hymn. We are singing through the hymnbook, working our way through 2 catechisms, reading Scripture, praying, and at times discussing whatever is important during our times of family altar. God made this song so precious to us. I got choked up and we sang some of the verses several times. Enjoy.

There's a wideness in God's mercy Like the wideness of the sea;
There's a kindness in His justice Which is more than liberty.

There is welcome for the sinner, And more graces for the good;
There is mercy with the Saviour; There is healing in His blood.

For the love of God is broader Than the measure of man's mind;
And the heart of the Eternal Is most wonderfully kind.

If our love were but more simple, We should take Him at His Word;
And our lives would be all sun-shine In the sweetness of our Lord.
          ~Words by Frederick W. Faber, for more verses and music go here. ~
*Update: The pic was before Elijah and Mary came along.  Presently in family altar our family is memorizing Scripture, I'm commenting on verses, and we are sometimes reading a short vignette of a great Christian (more often an old Methodist/Wesleyan/Holiness one) along with singing.  We try to have time together both AM and PM.*


Sherry L Dickinson said...

Your family is growing in the love of Jesus-beautifully. Love always, Mom D

Vonnie said...

I love that song too. Good post!

Michelle said...

I have never heard that song but, I really like it. Thanks Phillip.

Ellen said...

Phillip, I love the photo of your family worshipping the Lord. Also I love the words to the song, but I've never heard it. Why don't you and your family record it and post it here for those of us who haven't heard it? Love you guys.

Stephanie Smith said...

Hi to the Dickinsons!

You may not ever read this since I am posting way "ex post facto" :).

I want you to know that I try to think of and pray for you every week. I admire your obvious dedication to Christ and know that you are enabling Him to do wonderful, beautiful things through your lives.

It was neat to see you in our family devotions - I thank God for parents who did what that picture shows for more than 24 years (my lifetime).

May God bless your family in His incredible ways. I hope that someday I can come visit your ministry in Colombia.

Que mi Dios este con uds. de una manera super-especial . . . :)

The Dickinsons said...

Look at our chubby baby Noah and little K. and S. Thank you, Phillip, for being faithful to lead our family to Jesus through family altar. =)

The Dickinsons said...

Heather, my better half, thank you for your full support for nearly 16 great years now. Phillip

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