Dear Precious Friends,
On this beautiful Fill Our Soul Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend, let us reflect on the amazing love God has poured out over us by sending the ultimate sacrifice of His only son, Jesus to die for us to give us the ultimate freedom we have when we receive Him as our Lord and Savior.
When I think of today’s scripture, I continue to marvel at God's thoughts and His understanding are far beyond human comprehension (Isaiah 55:8–9). David compares God's thoughts to grains of sand: numerous and beyond a person's ability to count.
David testifies that when he awakes, he is still with God. The meaning is he meditates on God's attributes during the night and during his waking hours. He responds to God's constant thoughts toward him by thinking deeply about God. He is aware that God is still with him in the morning, and this awareness prompts him to adore God.
God's presence in our lives is never interrupted. He is with us at all times, surrounding us with His love. The apostle Paul declared that nothing can separate from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. He wrote: "For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 8:38–39).
Let’s think of what the word Precious means:.
(of an object, substance, or resource) of great value; not to be wasted or treated carelessly
The psalmist says that God’s thoughts are precious to him.
While we might think of God’s thoughts as true, oh, that we would think of them as precious!
Would they be valuable treasures to us, that we search for, take hold of, meditate on, and then share joyfully with others.
Charles Spurgeon reflected, “It is a joy worth worlds that the Lord should think upon us who are so poor and needy: it is a joy which fills our whole nature to think upon God; returning love for love, thought for thought, after our poor fashion. How great is the sum of them! When we remember that God thought upon us from old eternity, continues to think upon us every moment, and will think of us when time shall be no more, we may well exclaim, ‘How great is the sum!’ Thoughts such as are natural to the Creator, the Preserver, the Redeemer, the Father, the Friend, are evermore flowing from the heart of the Lord. Thoughts of our pardon, renewal, upholding, supplying, educating, perfecting, and a thousand more kinds perpetually well up in the mind of the Most High. It should fill us with adoring wonder and reverent surprise that the infinite mind of God should turn so many thoughts towards us who are so insignificant and so unworthy!”
May we go out and share that love with all we come in contact with...