Meditation for Perfectionists – Thursday August 06, 2020
Glimpse Into God’s Heart
Matthew 23:1 and 37: “Then Jesus said, ‘O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets… how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under his wings, but you were not willing.”
Do you want a glimpse into the heart of the Son of God? Then listen to the words he told the men who scorned and tricked him. “So often I yearned to surround you with my love and protection, like a mother hen shields her chicks from danger under her wings, but you would not let me. Instead you actively opposed me.”
These people threw stones at God’s attempts to be intimate with them. They closed their ears and hearts to God’s invitations of freedom and mercy. Although many of us desire God’s help in our lives, we may not be aware of how we hold his love at bay. Hesitant to run under his protective wings, we may be afraid of what might happen if we loosen our grip and become less busy and intense. Perhaps we who feel it is our responsibility to help everyone and everything to be just right are apprehensive about what surrender might mean.
Faith does involve risk. But God longs to free us from our unhealthy attachments and to help us be all we were created to be. We can run to his waiting arms, be safe and live.
Lord, I am willing, today, to trust you.
Copyright Joan C. Webb
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