Sunday, February 8, 2015

February 8 (Psalm 107:43)

Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things; let them consider the steadfast love of the Lord.  (ESV)

An ancient scroll says it will teach you to be wise.  You eagerly unroll it further to see what it will say.  You are told to pay careful attention to what comes next.  What gem of wisdom does it hold?  What will it tell you that the rest of the world does not know?  You unroll a bit more and discover the secret.  You are to ponder the love of God.

You may be a bit disappointed at first.  That’s it?  There is no detailed ritual to follow?  No journey to take, no arcane knowledge to master?  Love has become such a common concept that it seems trivial, and perhaps that is just the point.  The love of God is something much different.  It is a transforming force that changes reality itself.

So start with yourself.  Where have you seen God’s steadfast love in your life?  Where have you seen it in the lives of others?  As you ponder this love that is like no other, you will come to see that all other human reasoning falls by the way. 

Father, it has become cliché to talk of Your love.  I never want that incredible gift to become worn out, old hat, yesterday’s news.  May the incredible power of Your love burn brightly every day in my heart and in my life.  In the name of Jesus, Who gave that love to me, amen.

Copyright © 2015 by Steven R. Perkins

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