Monday, December 17, 2012

God's love.

The fact God loves me is incomprehensible. I try to wrap my mind around it, but I can't. I'm overwhelmed by it daily. As I get older the realization that he loves me grows and yet, it becomes more unbelievable to me. I read this in my morning devotions and thought I'd share it. 

"Because His soul delighted in them, He could not stay away from them, for His heart longed for them. They were never absent from His heart, for He had written their names upon His hands and had graven them upon his side. So the names of Christ's elect were His most precious jewels and glittered on His heart. We may often forget to mediate upon the perfections of our Lord, but He never ceases to remember us. Let us chide ourselves for past forgetfulness, and pray for grace that we might constantly and fondly remember Him. Lord, paint upon the eyeballs of my soul the image of Your Son."
Charles Spurgeon, from Morning and Evening. (one of my favorite devotionals)

I can imagine that God delights and thinks on great men and women of the faith, like Spurgeon, but it's hard for me to imagine that he takes such delight in me. I'm so humbled and forever thankful that he does. 

I'm find myself, like most of you, crying over what happened in Connecticut. As a mom how can I look at my children's faces and not think about all those parents who have empty beds at night. The evil of it all is more than I can take. I thought to myself, if that happened to me could I still say God is good? Could I still say, He loves me? Could I still say He is in control? I must. The bible says it is true and that is my solid ground. That is where I plant my feet and trust that His grace is enough. I find great comfort that He is there amidst the horrors of this world. That he is in control. That those precious lives are now in heaven with him being protected from this evil. I am praying for their families. Their lives will never be the same. 

1 comment:

bandofbrothers said...

i think you wrote what was in my heart but couldn't quite bring myself to say.

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