Father, as I sit here at this early hour I can give You nothing but praise! So many ignore You or curse You, blaming You for their heartache and pain, they accuse You of not caring enough to fix all the world’s problems.
But You do care. You have given us a means of being more than conquerors. You blessed us with a perfect world and because of our defiance we have polluted it, we have filled it with hate and pain and disease and death. We and our predecessors have made it what it is.
Even with all we had done – You still loved us. You had mercy on us and despite our rebellion; You got Your hands dirty and intervened on our behalf. You sent Your one and only Son to live amongst us. Before He came He knew the agony and sorrow that we know but His coming enabled us to grasp the reality that we are not all alone, that Someone does understand what we are going through and does care.
And even more than that because Christ chose to take upon himself the penalty for our defiance – our sin – that we can now find forgiveness. And (as if that weren’t enough already) our great enemy death has been defeated!
Father, You are worthy of all our praise! You love us more than we deserve and I choose to love You back. You are my Lord! You are my Savior! I give You my all! Amen!
Mar 25th, Fri, 5:50 am