Tuesday, January 09, 2007

In Other Words--God's Amazing Embrace

It constantly amazes me how much God loves me! When I think of the garbage that I have experienced in my life, some of my making some by inheritance, and compare that to the knowledge of where He will take me (and it is certainly not a garbage dump) I cannot comprehend it. When I think of the sins I commit everyday, that He knew I would commit, and realize He still died for me, it leaves me speechless. And then I ponder that there are still failures to come, probably lots of failures to come, and yet He still plans to hold me in His arms, it drives me to tears. How can it be?
It can be, because that is Who He is. Holy and merciful. Demanding and providing. Judging and full of grace. He has every right to judge, and so He does. But then in His compassion He provides the sacrifice. He pays the price. And He calls me His daughter, His heir, His beloved, His bride. WOW! Wretch that I am, He holds me in His arms.


How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 1 John 3:1

"Wherever you are spiritually whatever you have been through emotionally, you
are already wrapped in the Lord's embrace. Held close by nail-scarred hands."

~ Liz Curtis Higgs~


How could I say no to such grace? How can anyone? Why would you say no when the embrace is already there?
To read other impressions on Liz Curtis Higgs' quote, please join In Other Words with Iris at Sting My Heart

9 comments:

Becky said...

When you list the reasons why he should not love us, it makes his love all the more amazing. I have never visited your blog before and enjoyed reading. I also visited your others. I am a novice quilter and I am in awe of your talent. God bless you.

Tami Boesiger said...

I've always loved that verse. Thanks for reminding us of His grace.

eph2810 said...

It is mind boggling - isn't it. Although He knows the weakness of our flesh, He still loves and embraces us...

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this week's IWO quote...

Blessings on your day and always...

Especially Heather said...

Why would you say no when the embrace is already there?

What an awesome question! Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this quote- I really enjoyed reading them.

I pray that by asking the questions you did, others will find rest in his embrace!

Be Blessed,
Heather

TC said...

I loved this post, thank you for sharing.

Imperfect Christian said...

You make a wonderful point...no matter what WE do, He is always there. What an amazing power to look beyond our grime and see the joy within our hearts, no matter what.

Christine said...

It is so amazing with God's knowledge of me and all the ways that I fail to glorify Him, that He would still want me to enter His embrace. Thanks for the humble reminder.

janiswrites said...

Thanks for reminding us that He is always there-just waiting on us to run into His arms. I am so glad He loves me, just as I am and without no hesitation! I enjoyed your post! Thanks for sharing! Blessings!

Amydeanne said...

Wretch that I am, He holds me in His arms

those took the words out of my mouth! So true!