As I begin this entry, Chris Tomlin is singing "Indescribable" and "How Great is Our God" on my iTunes, perfect worship songs to accompany this morning’s devotional reading from Grace for the Moment, Volume 2.
It’s time to let God’s love cover all things in your life. All secrets. All hurts. All hours of evil, minutes of worry.
The mornings you awoke in the bed of a stranger? His love will cover that. The years you peddled prejudice and pride? His love will cover that. Every promise broken, drug taken, penny stolen. Every cross word, cuss word, and harsh word. His love covers all things.
Let it. Discover along with the psalmist: "He … loads me with love and mercy." Picture a giant dump truck full of love. There you are behind it. God lifts the bed until the love starts to slide. Slowly at first, then down, down, down until you are hidden, buried, covered in his love.
"Hey, where are you?" someone asks.
"In here, covered with love."
(Max Lucado, A Love Worth Giving)
Buried in His love. Completely covered in it. All those things I wish I hadn’t done or said (yesterday, last year, and decades ago), covered in His love. Romans 8:29 tells me that God foreknew me from birth to death. He knew from the start all the wrong things I would do, things both big and small, and yet He predestined me for His own. He chose me and poured out His love, mercy, and grace for me and over me. A whole dump truck full of love, covering me.
How awesome is that? How can I not thank and praise God when I glimpse even a fraction of what that means to me? How about you? Ready to praise Him this morning?
In the grip of His grace,