VARIOUS THOUGHTS

BY:  JOANNE ANSTINE – MAY 3, 2008

From time to time, I read something that is special and resonates in my spirit. Not always original to me, but a word that is worthwhile passing along. And so this post is of such thoughts:

 

“The love of God is wider

Than the measure of man’s mind,

and the heart of the Eternal

Is wonderfully kind.”

Faber

 

This is just a small portion of that beautiful poem by Faber, which reminds us of the infinite love of our God whose love “is wider than the measure of man’s mind,” and who is truly “wonderfully kind.”

Ah, Abba Father, the walls of my being are shaken… broken…

And you answered, dear Abba, and said, “You shall not break. I have painted your walls on My hands, and you are continually before Me. I have sent strength for you; I have commanded your strength.”

And so, when I am weak, then is He strong…

A good word: The longer I spend in Your presence, Jesus, the more accustomed I grow to Your face, the less adulation I will need because I will have discovered for myself that You are Enough; and in the Presence, I will delight in the discovery of what it means to live by grace, and NOT by performance. For You say: “You belong to Me, and NO one will tear you from My hand.”

Yes, in Him, I am in a safe place. I am loved… His beloved.

Isn’t this remarkable insight coming from such a young child:

When asked his definition of love, 4 year old Billy replied, “When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.”

Yes – and so, because we are our Abba Father’s beloved, we know our names are safe in His mouth.

One last thought (for this post): Salvation is as wide as the fall! Yes, SALVATION IS AS WIDE AS THE FALL…

And ALL creation is safe with Him.

 

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