Tuesday, March 22, 2011

What Waters Cannot Quench


My brother, a student at a respected Bible college, and I got to talking over the weekend about God and Japan. God and disaster. God and bad things happening. We debated: "does God cause disaster or allow disaster?" The age old question. I quoted Nahum 1 and emphasized God's righteousness and zeal; he argued Job and God's love.

But for a year... or even longer, now... this one phrase from Song of Solomon  won't let me go: that many waters cannot quench love.

Over the weekend I pulled out pictures I took took sailing the Gulf of Mexico three years ago, thought about that verse, and listened to this song. I love this song.



And the words are still with me this morning...

5 comments:

Debbie said...

"For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that we may instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ." That is why God is God and we are but clay, moldable and shapeable in His hands.

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I wonder too if God allows disasters? Something to ponder on....

HannahRose said...

Wonderful song... her music has such depth and passion... thanks for sharing :)

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy. Job 37:13
It seems you are both right as for the reason.
Beautiful song ...

Have a blessed week!
Pat

Athena said...

It's more complicated than an all-knowing all-powerful God. We all have life lessons and life scripts we are put on this earth to experience, learn from, and grow from. Some have good ones, some have bad ones, depends on what we are meant to learn to reach a higher spiritual connection with what is.

There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state to another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life. - Alexander Dumas