Saturday, June 25, 2011
How precious is your steadfast love, O God! All people may take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
When I first saw this heart in the sand it made me smile. I couldn't help but wonder about the one who drew it. Perhaps it was drawn by a child for his mom in appreciation for a fun day at the beach . . . or
an outward expression of puppy love from a spirited, young, adolescent . . . or perhaps a couple in their autumn years grateful for yet another day together.
Love has been the subject of countless books, poems and discussions throughout the years. It's image has been used to sell everything from mouthwash to cars and yet the world often forgets the giver of endless, unconditional love.
There is no one excluded from your limitless love, Lord. That includes me! I am so grateful to find shelter in your protective love. I know life will be filled with ups and downs, but I also know that if I continue to trust in you, the "downs" will be buffered by the knowledge that I am perfectly safe and truly cared for by you.
It is so comforting to know that I am never disqualified from receiving your love. It is always accessible to me. Only my unwillingness to accept it can ever deprive me of it.
You are my God. I thank you and I love you!
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