Do you forget that sometimes?
He DELIGHTS in you.
He delights in me.
So He saved us.
There was nothing I could do to save myself. There is nothing you can do to save yourself.
But HE did something to save both of us because He DELIGHTS in us.
Gosh, that's like being wrapped in a well-worn quilt, pieced with every wonderful memory, every hug and word of encouragement, every stitch of heartfelt love.
Yep, the truth of this verse is an embrace that defies description because the depth of love displayed through it cannot be measured in my finite human understanding.
As I sat by candlelight in the early hours of yesterday morning Psalm 19 washed over and through me until I was gasping at the greatness of His love, His delight, His protection and His light - for simple sinful little me.
"I love you, Lord.
You are my strength.
The Lord is my rock.
I can run to Him for safety.
He is my shield and my saving strength, my defender."
"In my trouble I called to the Lord.
I cried out to my God for help.
From His temple He heard my voice;
my call for help reached His ears."
"The Lord reached down from above and took me;
He pulled me from deep water."
""He took me to a safe place.
Because He delights in me, He saved me."
"Lord, you give light to my lamp.
My God brightens the darkness around me."
"Who is God? Only the Lord.
Who is the Rock? Only our God."
"You protect me with Your saving shield.
You support me with Your right hand.
You have stooped to make me great.
You give me a better way to live..."
There are days when my soul thirsts for a memory jolt like this, a heavenly reminder of who my God truly is and what I mean to Him.
If you're having one of those days or seasons in life, light your candle, soak in the Word, be embraced by the One who really, truly, honestly and completely DELIGHTS in you.
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