Thursday, October 28, 2010


The Christian life is such an interesting one. We are constantly in this half-broken, half-exalted state. God, in His indescribable mercy, lifts us and blesses us and makes such a big deal out of us for everything. Working our lives together, He orchestrates our joys and glories and our trips and falls to bring us to a height that just glimpses His so-much-more-than-beautiful face to us. And as soon as we actually catch the glimpse from our divinely elevated status, we see again by just what mercy we are there. We remember the twisted and faltering feet we walk on, and the busted shoulders from our constant resistance, and the muddied hands we sheepishly raise in a momentary pause from grasping at the dirt we fill our lives with. It's true- we don't deserve the title and place we've been given as God's children. And how much more precious that He, our all-knowing and still proud Father, continues to raise us to new heights by no obligation. He goes to such great lengths to honor us, when He, ever more clearly, deserves so much more honor than we could begin to offer.

"How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!" -1 John 3:1.

I am indeed humbled by such a Love.