November Gratitude Stone 18 God Loves Me
Zeph 3:17 The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.
The word picture of this reminds me of Jim with Emily when she was born. Â He was over the moon with love for his baby girl. Â Similarly, I remember how quietly and how lovingly he promoted Clayton’s soccer abilities to the coaches when he was trying out for Fullerton Rangers. Â He was so proud to be a dad and he loved whatever they were doing. Â I also think about when kids are on the platform performing in church or a play at school; all the parents and grandparents crane their necks for a glimpse of their kid on the stage, waving and snapping pictures as if there were no other kids on the stage. Â That is exactly the kind of love that God has for me! Â He does not do meÂ good out of some constraint or coercion. Because of His great love, Â God overflows in joy to do me good. He exults over meÂ with loud singing. Â Wow! Â That is an overwhelming thought! I can onlyÂ imagine what it would be like if IÂ could hear God singing? Remember that it was merely a spoken word that brought the universe into existence. What would happen if God lifted up his voice and not only spoke but sang! And then I stand humbled, dumbfounded, staggered, speechless that he is singing over me. He is rejoicing over my good with all his heart and with all his soul. What a wonder that the Lord, the King of kings, rejoices over meÂ with gladness and exults over meÂ with loud singing.
I am unworthy but grateful beyond measure.