Lord, I look in Your face and marvel at
How You’ve been smiling on me.
For You have made me and You have saved me
And You have set me free.
Lord, I see in Your smile such love that
I know I am never alone.
And, Lord, I see in Your smile such care that
I know You are all that I need.
Lord, I see in Your smile such strength that
I know You help carry my load.
And, Lord, I see in Your smile such peace that
I know I have nothing to fear.
Lord, I see in Your smile such grace that
I know You forgive all my sins.
And, Lord, I see in Your smile such hope that
I know I have new life in You.
About This Song:
Christians often refer to God as their Heavenly Father, and that’s a legitimate biblical concept. But how often do we think about what being God’s children involves?
Do we think about wanting to please God? (Not because we can ever pay Him back for everything He does for us, but to thank Him or–better still–just because we love Him.) Do we think about how He wants to use us in His “family business”?
And do we think about the pleasure we bring to God? After all, He’s a master craftsman–THE Master Craftsman. He made the world, and He made each of us.
So shouldn’t we feel free–wouldn’t it be proper?–to imagine ourselves looking into the face of God and seeing Him smile back at us the way an earthly parent smiles at his children?
When we look at God that way–even in our imaginations–shouldn’t we be able to see many of the aspects of His love for us? The kind of love and care “The Smile Song” attempts to describe.
I’d like to think so. And I would much rather picture His love smile of encouragement and approval than His disappointed look when we act like disobedient children.
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