Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
And now, thus says Yahweh, he who created you, Jacob, who formed you, Israel: Do not be afraid, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name, you are mine. And now, thus says Yahweh, he who created you, Jacob, who formed you, Israel: Do not be afraid, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name, you are mine
You are chosen. You are not and never were second best.
You are first and always were. Never settle for any estimation of your life that suggests that you are less than precious.
On the worst day of your life as on the best, you are my delight, my joy, my treasure.
On your happiest day and on days you feel most lost, alone and troubled, lift you head and know. Lift your soul and feel the warm of life within, filling you. I am that life.
Feel the hunger of soul for peace, for love. I am that hunger.
Feel the hope for that joy which has always escaped you. I am that hope.
Feel the delight that fills you at the sight of beauty and children at play. I am that delight. I am that beauty.
Feel the rush of warmth that floods you in moments when … somehow … you know all is well … or will be. I am that love. I am that warmth. I am that assurance. I am that knowing.
For I know you. I have always known you and always will.
How could it be otherwise? I formed you from the depth of my heart. You bear my life, the mark of my soul. I fashioned you for myself and for the joy I know in making all that is … and you.
From joy you are made, and for joy you are intended. You are an extension of my own soul, and that soul is love beyond limit, the love you know in every joy, each delight, every hungry hope and in the peace that comes and passes all understanding.
There is no need for fear, not ever. For I have chosen you. You are mine, and I am love.
Pr. David L. Miller