Deep and wide …

Five Minute FridayThis is another Five-Minute Friday post. Lisa-Jo gives us a prompt and bloggers write for five minutes without editing or revising. This week’s prompt is “wide.” Click over here to see what others have written.

Wide? With all due respect, what kind of prompt is that?

When I think of wide, I think of my waistline. Give me abreak, people, I’m over 40!

I also think of the children’s song, “Deep and Wide.” There’s a fountain flowing it, you know.

But what is it? What is deep an wide and why is a fountain flowing it? The song never explicitly tells us what exactly is deep and wide. I suppose we are to suppose that it is God’s grace, love, mercy, forgiveness – all those qualities of the Most High that are really difficult to explain to a toddler swinging his hands about as he does the motions.

But, those very traits of God have to be deep and wide.

There is a deep chasm between the Creator and his created, formed when our common ancestors succumbed to the temptation to make themselves equal to God by taking of the tree of knowledge.

That deep and wide chasm can only be filled by a love, grace, mercy, forgiveness and peace that runs deeper and wider than any divide that separates us.

3 thoughts on “Deep and wide …

  1. I’ve had those same thoughts about the song “Deep and Wide”… sometimes I think I would have been better off singing songs about God and his character, than ones about fountains. In my child mind, I always pictured this as water although I remember a Sunday School teacher telling me that it was Jesus’ blood that flowed deep and wide. That sounded kind of gross, really. But yes, His grace and love are deep, His mercy wide.

  2. Rev 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 😉

  3. Rev 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 😉

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