Friday, December 30, 2011

hearts... the beginning

Hearts. Oh, the messy things!
It astonishes me what God would do for an undivided heart.

Sending his only Son was just the beginning, ensuring that his quest could be successful. But once Jesus' blood covers us, God gently covers us with His righteousness like a surgical gown and goes to work. His shepherding leads us to quiet waters and still pastures, but it is when our souls are finally quieted within us that He can whip out the surgeon's knife. If there's any anesthetic, I haven't found it yet! Jesus' way always leads to more feeling, more bracing life. At least in this age, His consuming fire of love comes with searing pain.

Back to the Beginning
The first glimpse of man's heart and of God's heart is separated by one verse:

Genesis 6:5
The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
then in the very next verse, we see God's heart:

Genesis 6:6
And the LORD regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart.

Already God had bound his heart to ours--our heart moved His. 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for visiting my blog, sweet Stacia, and for leaving such a comforting, heartfelt comment. If anyone knows about losing a family member, it's you. I love and miss you! And I'm glad to know you have a blog. :-)