“I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever; with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations. For I said, ‘Steadfast love will be built up forever; in the heavens you will establish your faithfulness.’” “Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.” “It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning.” Psalm 89:1-2; 90:14; 92:1-2
I am overwhelmed at the wondrous love of Jesus this morning! As I sat with His word at the window, He put on a display in the east like no other, radiating swaths and rays of rich red and orange, shouts of His glory and love and beauty. My soul sings– what wondrous love is this, O my soul? In less than ten minutes, the show is over, the sky a monochromatic pale blue-grey, lightly blanketed in cloud. Who would greet me like this except One Whose affection for me is boundless? Who would spread His arms and welcome me to the new day with this depth of love, this magnificent personal gift that sets my heart aflame? There is no one like my God, no Savior like Jesus. (1 Samuel 2:2)
“For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” (2 Corinthians 4:6) Thank You, God, for shining in Your sky and in my heart. Your light penetrates the thickest darkness of fear, doubt, heaviness, the downward spirals of defeat. Your glory reminds us that You reign, and You will one day make all things right. Your splendor is but a reflection of the beauty You are making with each life that is Yours, in Your way and time.
O You Who love with an everlasting love and continue Your faithfulness to Your people, may I watch for You always. May I ever delight in Your beautiful and personal gifts. May I anticipate and absorb Your immeasurable love through the hours, and spread it as lavishly to others as You do to me. (Jeremiah 31:13)