Monday, January 30, 2006


The best love, the greatest love, the truest love comes from a heart understanding the trueness, greatness, and goodness of His love. When we have glimpsed the magnitude of love which covers all our sin, when we have seen His face of infinite love, when our hearts have experienced and received with a childlike acceptance the love that He so freely bestows, then our hearts freely can, and will, return such love.

True, sadly true, we falter in our reflection of so great a love. And therein lies the most effective repentance - genuine sorrow at failing to faithfully return love to the lover of our soul. With broken hearts, we acknowledge our failure to the One who has shown boundless mercy and love. Ours is a tarnished looking glass and imperfect in its likeness - but in time that reflection grows purer and truer.

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

From glory to glory, as we gaze at His glory, we become free to love with abandon. Nothing any longer usurps our desire, no danger can cloud the light of His face, there will be no diminishing of our devotion. Difficulties are encountered with peace, joy overrides mourning, and holiness becomes tangible in our mortal existence.

We are His treasure always. We are the apple of His eye, His very own pure and spotless Bride. And He is preparing us to be by His side for all of eternity. He is working His will in our very lives, in these - our very own earthen vessels. This is our precious, wonderful, holy portion.

Who can comprehend such a wonder? He will teach us His holy ways; we will walk in His holy paths.

Oh, how my heart sings, and oh, how precious are His ways with me, my gentle, kind, and faithful God and Father.