Wrinkled Brows is an occasional Monday series on a word or a quote of interest (perhaps only to me).
The sun back lit the stained glass window showing the beautiful dove of peace in its rays. The musicians were lively and still reverent. And there was a special celebration in the morning service yesterday, as twelve new believers followed the example of Jesus in water baptism.
That was all beautiful enough that I would have left the sanctuary uplifted in my spirit. But then, during his message, the pastor tossed off a line that made me sit straight up.
"God is not disgusted with you. He delights in you."
Wow! When did I forget this?
How long had it been since I was reminded that God likes me? He enjoys my company! What an amazing reality.
As C.S. Lewis once wrote in the Screwtape Letters, through the character of Screwtape to his younger trainee, "God loves the hairy little bipeds. He really does." It was amazing to the evil Screwtape and his master. They kept looking for "the catch" - some other explanation. But there was none.
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Has it been awhile since you remembered that God enjoys your company? If so, spend a little time with Him today, and be reminded of how valuable you are to Him.
Until next time ...Marsha