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Living in God's world
Monday, March 7, 2005
But just as I eat when I'm hungry, not when I'm full, so also I go to God when I'm empty, not when I'm whole. He desires love and repentance, not sacrifice; and as David writes in Psalm 30, "His anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime." What's my response to that? My "weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning."
Normal Christian life runs full of sin, suffering, remorse, repentance ... and rejoicing. Mostly rejoicing. Because God's new heaven and new earth, under construction in me, is a construction project he will never abandon. No cost-overruns here. God spends all he has for his children.
It's morning again, Lord. Open my eyes to your faithfulness and to the beauty of all you survey.