Jan 25, 2019

Come and Behold!

How can I ever tire of  reading and hearing about this magnificent love for us?  A love that stretches beyond eternity?  Not bound by time and space, a love that knows NO bounds!  No bounds!  Romans 8:38-39 “For I am convinced, that neither death nor life, neither angels nor principalities, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord,”

I have not seen your face with my own eyes, nor felt my hand in yours.  But I know you somehow, I see the evidence of you all around me and I am undone by what you have done, what you have created, by what you have freely given.  I cannot comprehend your mercy  and grace, so undeserving.  These days… these times,  find me wanting to have the power the ability the strength to pull back the curtain, the veil so that the whole world can see you.  Even I, to see you as you are …to know you like no other.   There is a sweet frustration, that I cannot describe, such a longing to say to the world “Come and behold… Magnificent and mighty, full of mercy and grace, our King!  Come and behold!  Come and see!  Ancient of Days, Mighty and Majestic!  Behold God of all creation!  Come and stand in the presence of Yahweh!  Come!

1 John 1:5 “…God is light, in Him there is no darkness at all.

2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness.  Instead, He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”

Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is alive and active.  Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”

Isaiah 40:23 “He brings princes to naught and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.”

James 1:17 “ Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”

John 4:24 “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth”

Matthew 6:26 “Look at the birds of the air, they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?”

Numbers 23:19 “God is not human, that He should lie, not a human being, that He should change His mind.  Does He speak and then not act?  Does He promise and not fulfill?”

Psalm 18:30 “As for God, His way is perfect:  The Lord’s word is flawless; He shields all who take refuge in Him.”

Psalm 50:6  “And the heavens proclaim His righteousness, for He is a God of justice.”

Psalm 116:5 “The Lord is gracious and righteous, our God is full of compassion.’

Psalm 68:19-20 “Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.  Our God is a God who saves, from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death.”

Psalm 84:11-12 “For the Lord God is a sun and a shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor, no good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless.  Lord Almighty, blessed is the one who trusts in You.”

Micah 7:18-19 “Who is a God like You, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of His inheritance?  You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy.  You will again have compassion on us; You will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.”

2 Samuel 22:32-34 “For who is God besides the Lord? And who is the Rock except our God?  It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.  He makes my feet like the feet of a deer, He causes me to stand on the heights.”

1 John 4:7-9 “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.  Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.  Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.  This is how God showed His love among us:  He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him.”

Psalm 33:11-13  “But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of His heart through all generations.  Blessed is the nation whose od is the Lord, the people He chose for His inheritance.  From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind.”

Job 12:7-10  “But ask the animals and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you.  Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this?  In His hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.”

Deuteronomy 4:31  “For the Lord your God is a merciful God; He will not abandon or destroy you or forget the covenant with your ancestors, which He confirmed to them by oath.”

Psalm 136:26  “Give thanks to the God of heaven, for His steadfast love endures forever.”

Zephaniah 3:17 “ The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you by His love; He will exult over you with loud singing.”


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