Wednesday, October 18, 2017

How precious the LORD’S thoughts, about you!

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CREATION is the holy practice of our loving God. He loves what and who He creates. And God loves us so much He gave us the ability to create, for we’re made in His image.
Think how important those things we create are. Think about those children God gives us; His creations He places into our care even as we create them.
This is something many parents over the world understand. Consider how astounding love is conveyed in these words. Think about the fact — we’re unfathomably precious to God — that is described in these words.
“How precious to me, and how amazing,
are your thoughts concerning me, God!
How vast is the sum of them!”
— Psalm 139:17 (NIV amplified)
Here is a personal meditation I wrote based on the above verse:
Thankfulness has its abundance in me as I ponder how precious I am to You, God. Your thoughts concerning me are beyond my comprehension — the intensity and kind of Your love for me. Yet, You love me with no better love than is Your love for every other person You ever created or will create. Your love overwhelms our common understanding. We’re quick to judge ourselves and others. You’re quick to pour compassion over us. We fail to think how wonderfully made we are. You say, just look at the evidence! We’re divisive and exclusive and indifferent and ambivalent. You create masterpieces capable of diversity, inclusion, passion, and reconciliation. We’re corrupted, yet You are making all things new! — through me, through others who love You.
If only we had the foggiest idea how God ponders us. If only we meditated more often on the promises of God in the Bible. If only we could truly grasp how intrinsically valuable we are to God.
The more we understand the depth of God’s unfathomable love,
the more we’re compelled to rise in soaring delight.

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