Scripture in the Morning #124
A little role play here in hopes of illustrating a point. Imagine you are a six-year-old child and your father (or mother) or grandfather (or grandmother) has said this to you…
“You know that I love you. Always know this. And know that I will do all that I can to protect you, and help you and I will try to be a blessing to you. But I have limits because I am a fallen sinner. There is only so much I can do. So trust my intentions and know I will do my best for you. But realize it will likely not be enough. But praise God – there is one who loves you even more than I do – and that is God. And He has no limits. And He will never let you down. He will always be with you and will always be there for you. And, unlike me, He will never make a mistake and He will always do what is best for you. I wish I could always be there with and for you – but as much as I love you, I cannot. But fear nothing – for look at this promise of the Lord to you…"
Jer 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Were you that child, listening to this, what would you take away from it (over time as you grow in understanding)?
It seems to me that you might realize that you are loved and that the person who loves you will do their best and that you would be made somewhat secure and loved in that. And, at the same time, you would likely realize that no human – not them and not us – no human can perfectly serve and love.
Would that be of value to your heart? I’d like to think so.
And, in hearing this, would you not have pressure relieved from yourself as well – for the adult who loves you admitted their weaknesses – and that makes your own weaknesses not so “foreign” – and that is reassuring.
But perhaps most of all, in hearing this, would you not be moved to trust the Lord and be made very secure in that?
As you consider all this, I hope you all realize how amazing it is that God loves you. I hope you become that much more secure in knowing this day that not only does He love you, but He will prosper you too. Amazing grace!