The Wonder of God’s Love
Read: PSALM 17:1-7, 15
I often pray the prayers of the psalms, but I find Psalm 17 a bit of a stretch. I feel like the wrong person to pray, “My righteous plea,” “Though you test me, you will find nothing,” and “…my feet have not slipped.” But the key that unlocks this psalm for me is verse 7: “Show me the wonders of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes” (NIV).
Here is the wonder. Even though my pleas are not so righteous, and I have lots of faults, and my feet are often slipping, the findable God loves me. In Christ alone I can say, “In righteousness I will see your face” (v. 15).
The last dog I owned was the best dog ever. She was bright, obedient, and incredibly loyal. She validated the bumper sticker that says, “I want to be the person that my dog thinks I am.” Well, I want to be the person who God in his wonder sees.
Findable God, allow me, empower me today to be the person you see me to be and have made me to be. AMEN.