The simpler things of life are so attractive to me! I was thinking at length about how God is so simple in His approach to loving us; of course, He has to be, hasn’t He? Because, it’s us!
He puts us in the palm of His hand and lifts us up out of the trouble of this world; separate and set apart – that means “holy”. He looks at us standing gratefully in His enormous palm and His eyes well with tears… for He loves us with such adoring, unfading love He can barely contain it.
Actually, He pours it lovingly upon us as we are able to receive and digest – He doesn’t want to keep it to Himself. Everything of Himself He pours into that tender, gentle hand because we are standing in it…
It’s as simple as that with God. He loves us with all-consuming, immersing, unfailing love and He wants it to take on life within us. He wants us to “be” Love, even as He is Love and we are created in His image and likeness.
Why did He decide to share? And why with “dust”?
This is the kind of God we’re dealing with – something… someone never encountered before, but someone we should run after… pursue desperately, with all our might and with every breath of life and love in us.
This is our Amazing God. He is drawn to our humility and the simpler things of life. He is to be preferred and desired above all other offerings in the complicated sphere of humanity. He is the sunrise of my heart and the pulse of all the life in me; the Initiator of every good thing, and I need nothing more than His unabashed love for me.
Bleed on me, O, Blood of God! Breathe in me Your breath until I am healed forevermore; for nothing else do I need!
Earth has nothing to offer but the grave; it’s waiting for our flesh.
The ground knows (but does not own) “the ground” in us. But what we’ve given to God becomes foreign to the world, the flesh, and the enemy.
Christ Jesus, break up the romance between me, the earth, and the things of earth in me! It owes me death, nothing more – a debt from which I cannot escape.
But YOU IN ME, Lord, have paid my debt so that death is but an empty-handed beggar. Ha! Ha!
JESUS PAID IT ALL!
Earth has naught to offer, and I am not asking of it anything.