Sunday Soothings

Mark 12:29-31 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.”

When we first come to God, we are immature and unlearned in this truth of God’s love. In time, the magnitude, breadth, and depth of that love are revealed. Even with a wholly committed life, I believe there are things only reserved for Heaven.

Jesus addresses a seeking heart with a truth that opened their understanding to the love of God in a relationship that didn’t come through the works we do, the heritage we claim, or the church to which we belong. 

Knowing that God knows just how unworthy I am, makes the love He shows, and has shown, much more precious!

The most wondrous of all truths though, doesn’t come by way of the commandments we keep. It is the depth of our relationship because of the love shown to us. Belinda Lee Smith wrote the lyrics to a song the epitomizes this.

When I think of all my faults and my failures
When I consider all the times i let God down
I am humbled at the grace He has extended
I’m amazed at the mercy I have found
I could never earn His love on my own
Yet every time I come before His throne
Chorus
I stand redeemed by the blood of the lamb
I stand redeemed before the great I Am
When He looks at me he sees the nailed scarred Hands
That bought my liberty I stand redeemed
Even at my best I am unworthy
I have nothing precious I can give
A broken heart is all I have to offer
And yet it is a priceless gift to Him
The bitter mark of sin will never fade away
But I can come before Him unashamed
Chorus
I stand redeemed by the blood of the lamb
I stand redeemed before the great I Am
When He looks at me he sees the nailed scarred Hands
That bought my liberty I stand redeemed

Knowing that God knows just how unworthy I am, makes the love He shows, and has shown, much more precious!

How can I return such love, let alone show it to others?

We do not possess the capacity for such love. Allowing God to love through us is the key. Be overwhelmed with a love He offers freely and without measure. 

 

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