I’m taking the day off to spend time with one of my children, so I read and posted my thoughts on this message early. Previously, I wrote about how God makes each little crumb seem like so much more. This year, when I read the message, I was struck by the humility and mercy, grace, and love; such deep, deep love our Savior has for us. In spite of the fact that He is the King of Glory, He makes us priority. He did two thousand plus years ago on Calvary and He still does today. What amazing love!!
Today’s “God Calling” message reminds me that I must see myself as a daughter of a King; a daughter of the King.
I heard a song in evening service recently. It asked the question, “Who is this King of Glory?’ The song brings tears to my eyes almost every time I hear it. Jesus left all the splendor of heaven and became as one of us. He willingly gave his own life up to atone for my sin so that I don’t have to lose mine. He bore on his own back, the stripes made by a Roman lash, so that I can have healing. He suffered insult, injury, brutality beyond human reason, and never raised a hand or even his voice in retaliation. That was so that I, when I’m insulted, injured, treated harshly, and persecuted can have His peace and overcome those wounds in that peace. That same peace keeps me from losing my mind in the midst of adversity and the many trials we face in this life. He bore the pain from the crown of thorns pressed into his head so that I don’t have to lose my mind. But, I can renew my mind with His Word and free my hands and feet to reach and to go upward and forward, no matter where life’s waves might toss me. And, this is the King whose daughter I am. God, grant me that I never forget that I am His daughter, and let me strive always to be just like my Father.
There’s a line in today’s message that tells me to “feel plenty.” The Lord is speaking of the fullness and richness of His storehouse; of His provision for me. But when I think about those two words in terms of who He is and what He’s done for me, I can’t help but “feel plenty.” I am so amazed and so humbled by what Jesus, the King of Glory did for me. I feel so grateful and so blessed. I cannot for the life of me begin to see and understand what He sees in me that He should die for me. But, over the years, He’s shown me things I never thought I’d find within me…some not so good, but He’s so patient and faithful. Every single one He’s right there to love me anyway and to help me overcome. I am overwhelmed with the joy that Jesus, my King has filled me with. It comes bubbling up no matter how dark the valley is that I’m walking through, no matter how high the waves or the wind get, and no matter how the storms may rage. Yes, when I think of King Jesus, and His love for me, I do “feel plenty.”