Someone read this in church the other day, and it's just stuck with me:
The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Zephaniah 3v17 (NIV, and in this case I think it puts it better than The Message, which I normally use).
Perhaps part of the reason it's stuck with me is the phrase Mighty To Save, which is the name of one of my favourite worship songs. But when we went out while Clark spoke (our group tends to stay in until then and then we go out and talk together. It's not that what he says isn't any good or anything like that, it's just that we can spend time together as a youth group then), Dianne was talking about how God gets the 'bumpity bumps' when he looks at us. That stuck with me too. All of you out there who thinks God has a grudge against all mankind, nah. Every time God looks at you, his heart beats a little faster and he smiles the sort of dopey smile you usually associate with lovers. God loves you. And that's all there is to say on the matter. It's just that sometimes we don't quite realise just how great his love for us is. So the next time you're feeling down, just remember that there's a guy up there and every time he looks at you, he thinks how wonderful you are and smiles a little to himself. God has a sense of humour, trust me on that one. And he loves you. As Buster says: God's crackers about you.
Friday, 30 January 2009
Basically, this is where I sort out my thoughts. I'm willing to take questions and will do my best to answer them. If need be, I'll ask someone else for help with them. The whole point of this is to Actually, stuff the explanation. I think you'll be able to tell what I'm up to soon enough. If I'm doing my job right that is.