Does anyone ever stop being amazed at God’s ridiculous love for us? I just can’t get enough of it! It took me so long to really get it… to see how undeserving I am, and then to totally forget anything about me in light of the utter AWE of who God is. And He LOVES me? With a love we can’t even begin to describe? What in the world!?!
Ok, I’m not the first person to blog about this song… I can’t remember who else wrote about it a couple of months ago, but have you heard How He Loves? (David Crowder among others performs it.) Anyway, there is a line that says “all of a sudden I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by Glory/ and I realize just how beautiful You are / and how great Your affections are for me.”
I think about that line all of the time. How can we become unaware of our afflictions? How can we forget the senseless worries of this world? By looking instead to God. By seeing His glory, which eclipses any trace of our fears.
This line has become almost a mantra to me. Worried that adoption paperwork won’t come through in time? Listen to scriptual worship music and praise God in your heart that He is in control, and His plan is perfect. Afraid of losing a job? Dive into God’s Word and stand in awe of Who He is — our Provider, our Shelter, One who lovingly gives us what we need even when our knowlege is too finite to want it.
How about the flip side? Are you feeling good? Full of yourself? Like you’re in-control and forgetting your need for Christ? Meditate on who God says He is. Don’t you feel tiny in comparison now? Aren’t you glad that such a Mighty, Loving Creator loves you like His very own child?
God loves us. There is only way we will EVER get how INCREDIBLE and beautiful that fact is: seeing who God is. When we begin to know God more — to bask in Who He is — we will be floored that He would chose to cover us in such unfailing love. And our afflictions will be eclipsed by His Glory.