911 The Creator’s Sincere Feelings Toward Mankind

The following is recorded in the Book of Jonah 4:10-11:

“Then said Jehovah, You have had pity on the gourd,

for the which you have not labored, neither made it grow;

which came up in a night, and perished in a night:

And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city,

wherein are more than six score thousand persons

that cannot discern between

their right hand and their left hand;

and also much cattle?”

These are the actual words of Jehovah God,

a conversation between Him and Jonah.

While this exchange is a brief one,

it is brimming with the Creator’s care for mankind

and His reluctance to give him up.

These words express the true attitude and feelings

that God holds within His heart for His creation,

and with these clear-cut words,

the likes of which are rarely heard by man,

God states His true intentions for humanity.


Verse 1

The Creator is among man at all times.

He is always in conversation with man

and the entirety of all creation.

And He is performing new deeds every day.

His essence and disposition are expressed,

they are conveyed in His dialogue with man.

His thoughts and ideas are revealed completely.

Yes, they are shown completely in His deeds.

He accompanies and observes mankind at all times,

speaks quietly to mankind

and all of creation with His silent words.


Pre-chorus

God is in the heavens, amongst His creation.

He is keeping watch, and He is waiting.

He is at your side.


Chorus

His hands are warm and strong,

His footsteps, they are light,

His voice graceful and soft,

His form passes and turns, embracing all mankind.

Beautiful and gentle, that’s what His countenance is.

He has never ever left, nor has He ever vanished.

Day and night, He’s with man.

He is mankind’s constant companion.


Verse 2

His devoted care and special affection

that He spends on all of humanity,

as well as His true concern and love for man,

all came to light in a gradual way

when He saved the city of Nineveh.

In particular, the exchange between Jehovah God and Jonah

laid yet barer the degree of pity the Creator felt

for the mankind that He Himself had created.

You’ll learn of God’s sincere feelings

for humanity through their dialogue.


Pre-chorus

God is in the heavens, amongst His creation.

He is keeping watch, and He is waiting.

He is at your side.


Chorus

His hands are warm and strong,

His footsteps, they are light,

His voice graceful and soft,

His form passes and turns, embracing all mankind.

Beautiful and gentle, that’s what His countenance is.

He has never ever left, nor has He ever vanished.

Day and night, He’s with man.

He is mankind’s constant companion.


Adapted from “God Himself, the Unique II” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

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