Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens
Your faithfulness to the skies.
How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!
People take refuge in the shadow of your wings. (Psalm 36:5,7)
I wonder why I resist God’s love.
The Old and New Testament scriptures are full of stories of God’s abiding love for us, despite our many failings and transgressions. The Incarnation was the glorious embodiment of God’s love, freely and abundantly given to us all. Surrendering to the will of a loving God seems both right and liberating. Yet, in a culture that prizes individual achievement above all, the practice of “letting go and letting God” often doesn’t seem natural or even “right”. Is that why I cling to the notion that my worthiness is determined by what I accomplish? Or do I just prefer to believe that I am in control?
If I lived today with the full awareness that my life and my every breath depend on God’s love and mercy, how would I be different?