Friday, 7 July 2017
"How right they are to adore you." - Song of songs 1:4
The heart of the universe is perfect love.
This love has been given to us by and through grace, and grace is not a doctrine or a theology but a person, Jesus Christ.
He followed us into our own darkness. The darkness we had fashioned, we had so expertly created by our own hands and the God's we had so convincingly made to satisfy our hearts desires. It was here behind the walls we built of our own imaginations that we thought we could finally escape God.
But God instead of rejecting us gave us the freedom to follow our own cravings and offered himself up and ran straight into our arms. He sent himself as the messenger of reconciliation and took our judgement, our punishment and gave us mercy offered up in grace.
We can have abundant life because of His determination to deliver us from the separation that we had created.
Christ never gives up on you, never leaves you and never forsakes you.
You are the delight of the Father's heart the joy of the eternal God who adores you from beyond time .
For God's love doesn't depend upon you, isn't conditional to your response, it is founded and shown in the sacrifice of Christ who loved you and died for you when you had turned your back on him.
In the depths of your heart is a residence of perfect love for the precious son of heaven has planted himself into the garden of your heart.