This morning I am reminded that the mystery and wonder of the eternal God of love declares some truths that can be known and some that must simply be accepted and claimed. One of the divine mysteries that can be known, but must be accepted and claimed, is that long before you were born you existed in God’s heart and were loved. Before anyone else loved you, admired you, or believed in you, God did. God sees you with the eyes of infinite love as possessing unfathomable beauty and holding eternal value.
The voices that come from this land of broken promises, with all its fear, violence and hate, would have us believe differently. Sadly, sometimes these voices have come from pulpits that speak of God. Yet, in all this, there is something that speaks to us from depths of our inner being and stirs within us a lingering hunger for what is true, good and beautiful. That something, I believe, is the voice of the God who knows us best and loves us most. That something, I believe, is the voice of eternal Love.
Accept and claim the mystery of God’s love revealed in God the Son.