Such Love

Such Love

December 20

Read: PSALM 89:1-4, 19-26

Ethan the Ezrahite penned this psalm to exult God’s hesed, or love, for making a covenant with God’s people and promising to establish a king on David’s throne forever. I still remember one of my seminary professors emphatically stating what a spectacular and extraordinary word hesed is. It is the term that portrays God’s abundant, great, everlasting, and good lovingkindness as shown through redemptive acts, life preservation, and keeping covenantal promises. Humanity does nothing to gain God’s approval or favor to obtain this hesed. Wow!

So during this final week of Advent, let us adore God anew as we worship through Christmas anthems remembering God’s hesed.

Lord Most High, how can I ever praise you for such extravagant love and faithfulness? Teach me, O Lord. AMEN.

About the Author

Alice Lee | Arriving at the “gold mountain” at seven years old as a “stranger and alien” and taking ESL in my adopted homeland, I found my home and true inheritance when I entered into the eternal life relationship with Jesus (John 17:3) at the age of thirteen and gave my life to him. I had the privilege of being the first in my family to finish college, earning a BA in psychology. Then I went on to receive a master’s degree in Christian education from Dallas Theological Seminary. I am immensely blessed to partner in life and ministry with my husband, Ed, for the past thirty-six years. Together with our children (Matthew, Melissa, and Anthony Emerson) we serve at Mosaic—an intentionally diverse church— in Sugar Land, Texas, so that we the church reflect the one triune God and his heart for all people. When free, I’m learning to be nana to our granddaughter, Zoe Grace, or growing our garden.

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