“In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” – 1 John 4:10
Lord, you did it again.
You rescued us. You helped us. You were good to us again.
We cursed you and yet you blessed us. We bit your hand but you fed us still. We blasphemed you even as you intervened on our behalf…and yet you intervened still.
Lord, we do not deserve you. Your love is too great for us. It’s greater than we know. We ask for grace, then reject it when you give it. No Lord, we do not deserve you.
Your knowledge is far beyond ours, and yet we judge you as though we knew you. Your understanding is limitless, and yet we curse you as though you were foolish. You rescue us from enemies we can’t even see yet we blame you for our troubles still.
Oh Lord, we are a foolish people. We are arrogant, prideful, entitled, judgmental, and ignorant. We say we trust you and then we curse the gifts you give.
And yet, you love us still. You bless us still. You help us still. You rescue us still. We didn’t deserve this rescue. We don’t deserve this love. But I am so grateful, Lord. So grateful.
You are so good and we are so faithless. Let us repent and seek your face. Let us drop our prideful hearts, give up our haughty spirits, and submit again to your sovereign love. Let us thank you for our gifts. Please open our eyes in the places we cannot see them. Let us give praise for your intervention, and rejoice that you are not a man but a God who’s love does not depend on our faith. Your love depends on your faithfulness, which is perfect beyond measure. May we never doubt it again.
Thank you, Lord. Amen.