God’s Love Is Personal
Read: PSALM 36:10-12
For more than ten months, life was a struggle. Blood transfusions, the constant use of oxygen, and the experience of being bound to one room of the house had become the normal routine. She was a strong mid-fifties mother and factory worker, abounding in energy and dreams. Now it was necessary to conserve energy in order to walk across a twelve-foot room and to learn gratefully how to live one day at a time. Yet during these same months there came a spiritual growth that was expressed in an inexpensive plaque now hung next to her chair. It read, “Lord, help me to realize that nothing can happen today that you and I can’t handle.” That’s true! “God and me” reveals the personal entrance of God into our lives.
In Hebrew, the verb “to know” means to be “intimately connected with.” Two people who really know each other become one. In a deep sense their identity is held in common. Their joy is the same joy. Their pain is the same pain. So to know God is to be one with God. That’s personal!
Blessed Lord, you who know me, thank you for such personal love. AMEN.