Show the wonder of your great love, you who save by your right hand.” Psalm 17:7
“How are you today?” “Better than I deserve” goes the exchange. It’s true, we are better than we deserve. As sinners we deserve death and hell, but because of God’s amazing grace we don’t get what we deserve, we get mercy. We get eternal life with Jesus instead. That is the wonder of His great love.
Psalm 17 continues in verse 8, “Keep me as the apple of your eye, hide me in the shadow of your wings.” To be the apple of one’s eye is to be the thing most treasured. David recognized that God’s children are His treasure. Think about that—You are treasured by God, the maker of heaven and earth, and what He treasures He blesses and forgives. His blessings and forgiveness are always much more than we could ever begin to deserve.
When problems, struggles, and hardships come into our lives we may not feel very blessed. Maybe you can’t see the blessings for the fog and smoke of the battle. Rest assured, whatever struggle, difficulties or suffering you may be facing today you can count on God’s never-ending love for you. In His great love, He died for you. In His lavish love, He is generous to all; those who serve Him for decades as well as those who accept Him with their final breath. In His faithful love, He never leaves you nor forsakes you. It’s all grace, all undeserved, and all the result of a great, amazing, lavish, never-ending, faithful love.
Through His death and resurrection, Jesus made a way for you and me to be forgiven, allowing us to enjoy the wonders of His great love throughout eternity.
Susan Sims Meyer
Thoughts and paintings from my personal quiet time and Bible study