5 Your unfailing love, O LORD, is as vast as the heavens;
your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds.
6 Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains,
your justice like the ocean depths.
You care for people and animals alike, O LORD.
7 How precious is your unfailing love, O God!
All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings.
8 You feed them from the abundance of your own house,
letting them drink from your river of delights.
9 For you are the fountain of life,
the light by which we see.
Psalm 36 [NLT]
Lord, thank you for your unimaginably vast love, your far reaching faithfulness, your enduring righteousness, and your deep and refreshing justice.  Let us run to the shadow of your wing for shelter.
Psalm 36
In my Bible reading plan, I recently had the joy of revisiting one of my favorite Psalms that inspires a simple question. How do you find a word that is bigger than big? Ancient artists would paint pictures with words and mental images.
How can I hope to understand the limitless love of God? How could I explain the enormity of a love that can fill any void? A good start is to gaze deeply into sky on a clear night. When I sit still in that vastness, I know that the one who creates the expanse of the heavens, is capable of expressing love that matches its grandeur.
How can I fathom how far the faithfulness of God is willing to go? To what distant place might God go to be faithful to his promise and his plan? His faithfulness stretches up; far up into the sky like the clouds rising on a summer wind.
God’s righteousness is reliable. It is as mighty as the mountains. It will stand unchanged when my life is merely a memory. While everything else fades away and crumbles to the ground, the righteousness of God is enduring, standing firm forever.
God’s justice is powerful. It rushes on with the strength of crashing waves. It overwhelms, it envelops, it is on the move. God’s justice runs deep; it brings peace to the broken, and gives relief to the oppressed.
Reflect or discuss
Which of these four attributes brings you the most comfort?
Which of these four attributes bring you the greatest awe?
Take shelter in the shadow of His wings through prayer, rest and reflection.
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