Wednesday, February 28, 2007

God is Love...and it is done.

For God so loved the world that He gave...All this is from God...In this the love of God was made manifest among us, ...In this is love, not that we have loved God but that He loved us and sent His son for us. (from today's Daily Light)

God didn't wait for us to love Him or see our need for Him; He didn't wait for some loving spark to ignite our heart and turn it towards Him; He didn't wait for some flicker of interest in us toward Him to draw us to His love; He didn't even wait for us to demonstrate any ability to abide any of His law; He first loved us and gave. He first loved us in our sin and disinterest and self-seeking and disobedience and He sent His Son. He sent His Spirit. He set forth a plan to rescue us and pursued us and won us, when there was "no spark of loving interest in our hearts." He simply loves us because He loves us...because He is love. He is for us because He loves us, not because we've somehow earned His favor. If this was true in the past, it is true today. He loves us and is for us today...whatever the need. like the great salvation in which we stand, the provision for whatever our need is now has already been made. his love has already looked down and planned a way. He has gone before, prepared the course, fought the fight, won it, and now leads us along the way by His righteous right hand. It is done, taken care of, secure. This was true before, is true today, and will be true tomorrow. Before we think to ask or think we know what we need God's love sees, has planned, and has lovingly done whatever it is that will be best and bring Him glory.

My Life is but a weaving

Between my Lord and me;
I cannot choose the colors
He worketh steadily.

Oft times He weaveth sorrow

And I, in foolish pride,
Forget He sees the upper,
And I the under side.

Not til the loom is silent

And the shuttles cease to fly,
Shall God unroll the canvas
And explain the reason why.

The dark threads are as needful

In the Weaver's skillful hand,
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern He has planned.

He knows, He loves, He cares,

Nothing this truth can dim.
He gives His very best to those
Who chose to walk with Him. -- Grant Colfax Tullar

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