But God is the fountain of life
Psalm 36:7-9 How precious is your unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings. You feed them from the abundance of your own house, letting them drink from your river of delights. For you are the fountain of life, the light by which we see.
Picture a shepherd boy in the hills at night, pouring out his heart in a song of wonder and praise as he gazes at the profile of the Judean mountains backlit by a zillion stars:
Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens.
Your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds.
Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains,
Your justice like the ocean depths.
You care for people and animals alike, O Lord.
How precious is your unfailing love, O God!
All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings.
This is our incomparable Creator Lord, the One worthy of our wholehearted devotion. Be still for a few moments, just loving him, opening your heart to him, listening for his words of love to you, right now, today. Lift up to him the burdens, griefs, fears, and frustrations you carry. Receive in exchange the gift of his peace. Let it fill you, soothe you, hearten you. Carry his love with you into the challenges of your day.
A favorite worship song in Portuguese by Eli Soares says, “Apesar dessa glória que tens, tu te importas comigo também,” (Despite your incredible glory, Lord, you care about me too.)
Close your eyes and listen to Third Day sing this psalm. Don’t get distracted by the graphics. Just think about the greatness of our God and his particular love for you, now, today. And always, no matter what.