Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Because He Loves Us

“Keep asking, and it will be given to you.  Keep searching, and you will find.  Keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7)

            Psalm 107 recounts the loving and faithful works of God.  The psalmist spoke there of those who wandered in desolation and destitution.  God rescued them and let them to a place where they could then live a full life.  The psalmist spoke of those who sat in darkness and gloom, prisoners and exiles because of their rebellion against God.  They cried to the Lord in their trouble, and God brought them out of the darkness and into the light.  The psalmist spoke of those whose sins were deep, but when they turned to the Lord, God sent His healing word.  The psalmist then spoke of those who traveled to distant places and faced great danger and lost their courage.  They were helpless, but God stilled the storm when they cried to Him in their distress.
            Jesus may not have had Psalm 107 in mind in the verse above, but His application certainly fits.  Keep on asking, seeking, and knocking, because you know the Lord is a loving and faithful heavenly Father.  Our Father loves His children, and when we keep turning to Him, He will give us good gifts – the ones we need.  Just because He loves us.

Lord, Apart from Your love we would dwell in darkness, but by Your love we are made alive like water on a desert flower.  Thank You for loving us.  Amen.

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