Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Come Thirsty-Part 4
Receive My Love
I throw my arms around you, lavish attention on you, and guard you as the apple of my eye. I rejoice over you with great gladness. My thoughts of you cannot be counted; they outnumber the grains of sand! nothing can ever separate you from my love. Death can't, and life can't. The angels can't , the demons can't. Your fears for today, your worries about tomorrow, and even the powers of hell can't keep my love away.
You sometimes say, "The Lord has deserted me; the Lord has forgotten me." But can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for a child she has born? Even if that were possible, I would not forget you! I paid for you with the precious lifeblood of Christ, my sinless, spotless Lamb. No one will snatch you away from me. See I have written your name on my hand. I call you my friend. Why, the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don't be afraid; you are valuable to me.
Give me your burdens; I will take care of you. I know how weak you are, that you are made of dust. Give all your worries and cares to me, because I care about what happens to you.
Remember, I am at hand. Come to me when you are weary and carry heavy burdens, I will give you rest. I delight in you, and I can be trusted to keep my promises. Come and drink the water of life.
Your Maker and Father,
(taken from Max Lucado's "Come Thirsty")
This is a perfect prayer for a mother. Don't we sometimes feel deserted? Helpless? Weak? Frustrated? Worried about many things? Weary? Let's trust in God and His promises to faithfully complete that good work in you. I know it's easy to say. But with God's Grace and Mercy, we can finish every day well.