Loved – Devotion 152

It can be difficult to accept that we only understand a tiny portion of the love that God has for us.  Our minds can only comprehend a small slice of a great big feast of his love.   We are loved beyond measure.   We are treasured with more than we can hold.  We are set free and find our resting place in the One who created us. That sounds good in print, but to live it is quite another task.  We really can be captured with only the things we can comprehend.  If we don’t understand it, we shy away from it.  But God’s love is so enormous that it cannot be understood.  And that should be celebrated, embraced, and lived.  It should change who we are in him.  It should change the person we see in the mirror.  It should change how we approach life, as a loved and cherished, beloved child of God.  

When we begin to get a glimpse into the love God has for us, he begins to become more than a distant figure in our lives.  He becomes so much more than someone we have read about in a book.  He becomes personal.  He becomes a part of our everyday lives.  We sense his presence in the good and the bad.  And we look to him because we begin to trust in him.

That is what I hear from the Psalmist today.  He begins to describe some of the attributes that God is to him.  He writes of the strength, rock, fortress, deliverer – just to name a few.  This is the One who he loves.  This is the One he seeks help.  This is the One that is a constant in his life when no one else can be.  

For me, this relationship begins with love.  God so loved the world…well, you know the rest.  God loves you and me.  And this is more than just words in a blog – this is truth.  May God love you so much that you find a home in him.  He is so much more than we could ever imagine.

Focus Scripture:

Psalm 18:1-3

I love you, O Lord, my strength.
The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer,
    my God, my rock in whom I take refuge,
    my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised,
    so I shall be saved from my enemies.

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