Lord Jesus, we love You! You know that we love You (John 21:17), but our lives are not worthy expressions of our love. We confess that we are so unfaithful, that we sometimes do not seem to love You at all.
But we thank You that Your love is not dependent upon ours! You love us in spite of all our sins and all our failures. Your love is like the waters of the sea, which fill all the depths and flow in immeasurable floods from shore to shore. Your love covers all our sins, and fills and overflows all the depths of our evil nature. You love Your own people unto the end, even unto the uttermost. You love us with an everlasting love. You love us so much that You even gave Yourself for us, so that You might redeem us, purify us, and save us.
Today we hide ourselves away in Your love! It is a better place to hide than even the shelter of a mother’s love. We are weary, and we find rest in You. We are weak; but when we are close to You, we are made stronger, for strength passes from You to us. We are unholy, but Your pure love cleanses and purifies us. We are harsh and ungentle; but Your love warms our hearts into gentleness, softens our harshness, and blesses us with a spirit of tenderness.
Draw us near to Yourself today, O Lord Jesus – near to Your own heart! It was there that John learned so much about love, which made him such a loving disciple. We desire You to hold us close to Yourself in the same manner, so that we may also learn the same lesson of love. May we become transfigured by Your amazing love, O Christ, in us! And we ask this in Your name, O Lamb of God. Amen.
I pray that the Lord may draw you close to Himself today, so that you may richly experience His amazing love that He has for you!
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God bless you and your family, this day and always.
All for the King’s glory,
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