“How Great Thou Art”

There is an old gospel song that is probably one of the most recognized gospel hymns. It is, “How Great Thou Art.” I’ve heard it sung numerous times at funerals. George Beverly Shea used to sing it at Billy Graham Crusades.
Elvis used to have a beautiful version of the song.
Psalms 104:2 says, “O Lord my God, how great you are!”
God is great. God is powerful and worthy of our praise.
But why is God great? Let’s consider some reasons;
God loves us…
“God demonstrates His love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
Mankind was lost without any hope for salvation. The only solution was for God to send His perfect Son to pay the price for our sins. And God did that.
God created the heavens and the earth.. the sun…the moon… etc..
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth”(Gen. 1:1-2).
God provides for us.
“My God shall supply all my needs according to His riches in glory” (Phil. 4:19).
Most of us have a story or stories of how God has provided for us in a time of need.
God forgives us.
“If you confess your sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (I John 1:9).
Even though we may be saved, we are still human and we still sin. But God forgives us.
God guides us.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct Thy paths” (Prov. 3:5-6).
God wants the best for us. He leads us in the way that is best for us.
God gives us hope.
“I know the plans I have for you; plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope” (Jer. 29:11).
God gives us life.
God breathed the breath of life in man and man became a living, spiritual being.
God uses us.
God takes our talents, however meager they may be, and God uses them.
God comforts us.
The Psalmist said, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, Thou art with me.”
God does the impossible.
God used David, a shepherd boy, and a sling to defeat Goliath, the giant of the Philistines.
God works in human hearts to bring about reconciliation.
God illumines our minds so that we can understand scripture.
“…. He will guide you into all truth” (Jn. 16:13).
God hears our prayers…. any time of the day or night.
“And if we know that He hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of Him” (I John 5:15).
And the list could go on and on.
We serve a great, awesome and powerful God.
“How great Thou art!”

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