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And he came unto the disciples, and found them asleep, and said unto Peter, What, could you not watch with me one hour? Matthew 26:40
You know what I am considering tonight as I type and worship and listen to all the little voices floating upstairs from a dress-up extravaganza?...
That adoption can be summed up in several words but here is the one that is striking my heart as I consider love tonight...
Have you ever considered HOW MUCH God loves you? I mean, HOW MUCH He loves?
The other morning He woke me up...with the thought/prayer..."you need to consider LOVE...and how much I love you...my perfect love casts away fear...it redeems and frees...it is for you not against you...how much will you consider my love, Gillian?"...
and I have this week...as I have washed dishes and stroked faces ...and wiped away the tears of a child who was hurt by another...and wondered about the gathering of souls here...that God purposed ...for us to encounter what ...
He is JEALOUS...
That we would not have another...
Or another thing...
He is JEALOUS for each of our souls to only belong to him...
To know this love...To know HOW MUCH...OH HOW Much HE (not me, not families, not movements) but HE loves....HE Loves....How much HE wants to love...to save.. to know..to show HOW MUCH ...He IS Love...
Adoption's not only about filling tummies or one more bed to make...
Adoption's about a "buy back"...It's about a God who is so
So glorious in beauty and holiness and forever love
That He will have NOTHING BUT
That He would EMPTY HIMSELF of EVERYTHING
That He would consider the cost
And come live HERE
In a place like the places we visit on missions trips.
That He chose to be a poor baby...loved by a Mommy and Adopted by an astounded Daddy
That He would live sinless,
love wholehearted and fierce,
That He would step away from the majestic temple to walk the dusty streets,
LOOKING for LOVE.
Searching for the one...
Dying for All
ALL of us ...from any home...in every culture...in every time...
For ALL of us.
Not just some would do...
He was Jealous to rescue and buy us back from an enemy who oppressed, hated, used us and orphaned our hearts from Him.
But He had a quest to buy us back with blood,
Purify us for Presence and ready us for a great big family...
He would NOT have us in the arms of another lover
Or under the foot of an oppressor...
And...He is jealous...Jealous for those little ones tucked upstairs in bed
and the mommy at the sink
for the ones who run barefoot in the grass outside under the sprinkler
as well as for the one who shivers under a thin blanket under drips in a shanty
He wants them ALL
At His banquet table
Well fed, Set apart for a joyous forever family, Holy unto HImself, dressed in white and feasting in His Presence.
If I am to consider how I am to move in Him,
I will Go
I will LOVE
I will SEEK
Those we can bring home to Him as gifts to HIM...
And its a life-long treasure hunt for the King who
Will stop at nothing less than loving all...
...and here comes little Ava, our Ethiopian daughter...she's spontaneously singing this song tonight:
Blessings and Love,