A book I have been picking up on and off since late spring is The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer. I have loved reading about the attributes of God, reminding myself about what God is really like, not how I imagine Him to be. This weekend I read a chapter about “The Love of God.”
Tozer’s prayer that begins his musing on the topic reads:
“Our Father which art in heaven, we Thy children are often troubled in mind, hearing within us at once affirmations of faith and the accusations of conscience. We are sure that there is in us nothing that could attract the love of One as holy and as just as Thou art. Yet Thou hast declared Thine unchanging love for us in Christ Jesus. If nothing in us can win Thy love, nothing in the universe can prevent Thee from loving us. Thy love is uncaused and undeserved. Thou art Thyself the reason for the love wherewith we are loved. Help us to believe the intensity, the eternity of the love that has found us. Then love will cast out fear; and our troubled hearts will be at peace, trusting not in what we are but in what Thou hast declared Thyself to be. Amen.”
Tozer makes me think about the gift of God's love and give thanks.
May we delight in the gift of God’s love.
May we know that nothing can separate us from God’s love. His gift of love is always available to us.
May we be rooted in God’s love and taste of how wide and long and high and deep this love is in Christ.
May we be changed by this love, extending it to all who cross our paths this week.
Grace and peace be ours in abundance as we come to know His love more fully.