A River of Love

Jesus said that we are no more of this world than He is of the world. There is perhaps thus no wonder that we now and then receive severe beatings from a system that do not recognize us, and is inclined towards hating us in the same manner as it didn’t welcome Jesus’ light. We will seldom receive the glory and the honor that are due to us when we are sojourners in this temporal realm. There is only one who fully knows us and whose eyes run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him (2 Chron 16:9).

It is thus imperative that we carry a correct image of God in our hearts. When we receive our blows we need a safe haven where we can find strength for our souls; a place of comfort and approval. Where can we turn to if we believe that even our Father is against us and disappointed in us? If we direct our gaze towards the world for consolation the likelihood of new disappointments are quite high. If we don’t dare to approach our loving Father because we carry a distorted image of Him in our hearts we have no place to turn.

Unfortunately, there is many a sincere believer who does not think that the verse cited above applies to him, because He hasn’t embraced or heard in a faith infusing way the tremendous good news about his new standing with God. Our hearts are blameless toward Him. He has chosen us in him (Christ) before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him (Eph 1:4). That we are blameless is an uncontestable fact!

God’s love is like a river that always seeks the downtrodden, that what is little. Water has the unique quality that it with great certainty finds a way to the lowest parts, where the pain is excruciating and the cravings for love are most desperate.  Its fresh and life giving water envelops completely its objects. Even though its torrents are rejected it continues to flow because it is the sustainer of life. That is its nature. It cannot cease from flowing.

My friend, if you have had a tough day there is One whose heart is fully with you, who utter those blissful soothing words that saturate your whole being and who picks you up so you can find rest in His bosom. His love is your destiny, your final destination. His love is your home.

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