I want to end this week by telling you that God’s love is amazing. Are you amazed by it? I don’t think we spend enough time being amazed by…anything. Do you even remember what it feels like to be amazed? To me, it feels like the top of my brain has opened up to the universe, and new thoughts and ideas and understandings are floating around waiting for me to grab them. What does it feel like to you? When was the last time you felt like that? What was so amazing?
Everything around us has potential to be amazing, if we really stop to examine it. The detail in a flower is amazing – all those little flower veins and delicate petals. The way musical instruments vibrating the air becomes music that stirs our souls? Ah-mazing! These computers that we’re communicating through right now? That weren’t even around 50 years ago? Amazing stuff.
But even more amazing is that the God who created the very building blocks of all those things, the very universe in which all those things exist – that God loves you.
Yes, you are one of many. Yes, you are flawed – and perhaps even rebellious. But God is not limited by those things, the way we are. God loves you, and He wants to you draw closer to Him and get to know Him better.
If I had only one message to give you, that would be it. That’s why I’m writing these devotionals and streaming on Twitch – to help and encourage you to get to know Him ever and always more deeply, and to follow Him, and to see God the way I do. Or, to put it the way Paul did:
Ephesians 3:14-21 14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family[c] in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. 20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.