Has my heart been distracted lately?
The shaking and questioning in this season has led me to pray one prayer:
Let my heart never find rest in anything but You alone.
Let my heart be completely and wholly yielded to You.
When I am torn between head and heart, I want to always choose You.
Dear Father, hide me in Your love. I don’t want to be found anywhere else apart from where You dwell.
Your love’s not fracture
It’s not a troubled mind
It isn’t anxious
It’s not the restless kind
Your love’s not passive
It’s never disengaged
It’s always present
It hangs on every word You say
– Pieces, Amanda Cook
As I’m reading and re-reading the book of John every morning, I am learning and re-learning this: A silent act of humility is a loud expression of love.
When I was preparing to share in limtay from John 13, He gave me a glimpse of the depth of His love by teaching me a lesson on humility. From there, my eyes were opened to His radical pursuit of His people.
“He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.” John 1:10-11
At the onset, He became nothing. From being a part of the Godhead in heaven, he became apart from them when he came to Earth. He didn’t become nothing at the cross, He became nothing at birth.
Yet, I think the real thought that baffles me is that at the start of time, He saw Himself on the cross?? And still He created Man? 😢