Monday, April 10, 2006

Always Listening, Ever Watchful

His care goes beyond words, way beyond.

The psalmist gave it his best shot when he described His love this way: Your unfailing love, O LORD, is as vast as the heavens; your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds. (Psalm 36:5)

Our words are heard, our needs recognized, our fears addressed, and our concerns cared for. His watchful eye has seen it all, His listening ear has heard every whisper. And even the unspoken thought is known to Him. We know this because His Word has told us this is true. And that is all we ever need. But oh, how wonderful when He stoops down to our existence and reveals such love in concrete measures.

Last night our church body experienced such intervention by the God of Love. Words can hardly express the tenderness, the care, the provision of hope, faith, and love poured out upon a dear family and consequently upon all of us who walk in covenant with them. They have recently experienced pain and brokenness of devastating magnitude and we had done all we knew to do -- we wept with them. But as a prophet unveiled God's heart of compassion for them, words painted a clear picture of dawning hope and renewed life. With gentle patience the words came forth, revealing the depth of His care and knowledge of every aspect of their pain, promising that little by little the light would once again pierce the darkness that is presently filling their world. Light -- beautiful, holy, pure light.

Firsthand, we all saw and experienced His faithful love. Apart from His love complete healing will not come, but in His love fullness of joy can be restored. As my daughter so intimately expressed, "My Jesus was amazing tonight. Simply amazing."

There is no other word for love like His.

2 Comments:

Blogger bennys-sister said...

(this is to liana)

lol, thx for the comment. at first i thought it was your mom=) umm....yea, i never did give the letter to you...not sure if i want to. i'll explain some other time. it was good seeing Sarah, wasnt it? for you. anyways.....ttyl

9:37 AM  
Blogger thisrequiresthought said...

yeah...

The LORD is our refuge and our strength. A very present help in trouble.

-demonstrated as much as I've ever seen in the meeting last evening!

11:17 AM  

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