"The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing."
The image of a little guy in my Sunday School class is embedded in my memory. To see the joy on his mom’s face as he joined the others in our picnic game was grand. In spite of outgoing parents and siblings, he was uncomfortable in most social situations. On this occasion he was laughing and having fun. Although the shyness soon engulfed him again, I’d seen his mother delight in him at that moment.
Regardless of age, we are God’s kids. Like children we make mistakes when we try new things. We often fall short. We fail. But the Lord takes delight in us, rejoicing over us whether we are soaring in accomplishment or wallowing in despair. Our God loves us unconditionally, no matter what we do.
Does your life feel like you’re wasting 40 years circling the same mountain, Israelite style? Fears mounted as the Israelites learned the Promised Land was full of giants. Take a few steps, even if you stumble. Our Lord – greater than any giant and all our fears – will pick you up and take pleasure in you, His child.
THE LORD OF ALL CREATION WILL TAKE GREAT DELIGHT IN YOU!
Bible In A Year
- Genesis 5-7
- Psalm 3
- Matthew 5