I hold millions of reasons to be in awe of Yaweh. For the way He made the stars so brilliant. For the way He was willing to watch brutes murder His precious Son with nails on a cross, after He held Himself back from stopping their lashes and punches and scorning. For each cell in this body, held in balance to function in miraculous chaos-defying precision. And here I stand again in awe - but this one thing today just tips the scales of wonder beyond any comprehensible balance -
He never gets overwhelmed with our overflowing mess. He never forgets a single one of us.
And how does He do that, when I'm overwhelmed, overcome, undone at just the thought of this mess of suffering we're buried under here?
His character is reflected in people like this:
When we care for the individual, despite the odds, defying the statistics, we authentically become more like Him. The One who fights for each of us like we were the only one He ever loved. This God who could rightfully throw Arms up and forget us all in our defilement and rebellion.
That He doesn't is reason enough for me to praise today.
"But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day. The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, He is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent." -2 Peter 3:8-9 (NLT)
I'm praying that His patience and not the evil all around will be what overwhelms me again today.
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