I don’t even know how to begin to describe what I am feeling and need to put in words. David who became king of Israel pondered about how God could be mindful of man in a universe so great & vast… (Psalm 8). God is about people, the extent of which I feel right now at 5am in the morning as I lay here.
The extent at which God loves and cares about you and I is indescribable; it has so engulfed me I feel myself welling up in tears, my throat is choked. This is why I say I don’t know where to begin.. I find it hard to describe it in words, it is an overwhelming feeling of profound love.
The following are thoughts that penetrate this feeling:
if humankind would collectively spend as much time being mindful of one another as they do on climate change, animal rights or wildlife preservation Issues there would be a great change in interpersonal relationships for the better, we will see more of the God kind of love and peace that we all, even non Christians desire and seek.
If many Christians who are not doing so would refocus and reprioritise so that whatever they do is rooted in or motivated by love for God, then sermons and actions will fulfil God’s command that we love one another. Act of love towards one another and giving to the poor and needy would be effortless and the norm.
Yes a relational God has a passion for people first and foremost above all else. If people were as He is or consciously made efforts to be oh what a different world this would be!!
Thank you LORD and help us, we pray!
1O LORD our Lord, how excellent [is] thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. 2Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. 3When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; 4What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? 5For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
6Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all [things] under his feet: 7All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; 8The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, [and whatsoever] passeth through the paths of the seas.
9O LORD our Lord, how excellent [is] thy name in all the earth!