Tonight’s passage is wonderful (and easy to understand):
For you love all things that are and loathe nothing that you have made; for you would not fashion what you hate. How could a thing remain, unless you willed it; or be preserved, had it not been called forth by you? But you spare all things, because they are yours, O Ruler and Lover of souls, for your imperishable spirit is in all things!
God loves us. He made us. He created us. By His will, we exist. We are His. It is just that simple.
As I read this scripture over, it almost makes me say “well, duh — of course He loves us.” I can feel my soul breathe a deep sigh of relief, because this passage makes it so simple and clear. We all have a tag on our soul that says Made by God. (Who needs a Made in the USA tag — we all bear the Made in Heaven stamp!)
And just when I think it cannot get any better, the very last clause blows me away: “for your imperishable spirit is in all things.”
I watch my son, the one little part of God’s creation that I had a hand in making and I can see part of me in him (some good and some not so good). God made us. And just like part of me is in my son, part of God is in each of us. And that is all good! God’s imperishable spirit is in all of us! We need to let that part shine!
I love you! I am not worthy of your love, but I am so grateful to have it. Let your Spirit fill me and shine through me!