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Monday, March 26, 2012

What are you hoping for?

"Yoda, what are you hoping for?"


The words no sooner drop from my lips than the weight of that question knocks me over, makes my heart flip...


...because I just felt the impact of the surgeon's scalpel. His powerful words, the one that cuts through everything, whether doubt or defense, laying us open to listen and obey. Nothing and no one is impervious to God's word - we can't get away from it no matter what. For God means what he says. What he says goes. (Hebrews 4:12-13 MSG)

What AM I hoping for?


A tasty morsel?


Of what?

Of things going smoothly?

Of plans going my way?

Is that what my heart really needs?


But if I am hoping for the things of His kingdom,


will I find myself following at his heel, His every footstep


Will I be hanging out in his presence (in the kitchen) where the morsels are most likely to drop?


Will I wander the kitchen in expectation?


Run to the place He dwells when I hear Him there?


Sit at His feet and wait?



Wondering if He'll take notice?



Oh, He'll notice alright.

Just as I can't NOT notice the pug puppy waiting for a piece of apple or lettuce (his favorites),

and as he sits and waits,

I'll give it to him.


I will reward those who diligently seek me with
a heart of faith.  Heb. 11:6

The Hope Diamond

Bottomless Love

The french fries at Red Robin are delicious!

And they are something else.


Bottomless.


"What does that mean?" My youngest asks . . .

I can see the wheels turning in his head.

"They would just keep bringing them - as much as you want?"

"Yes."

"Really?"

"Really!"

"Oh the guy on Man vs. Food should come here. That would be a challenge!"

It's got me thinking.

Not about fries.

But something that you can never get enough of.

Something overwhelming.

And the source of overwhelming.

Bottomless.

Overwhelming.

Bottomless, overwhelming love - our world knows it not.

And neither do we, if we just look around instead of up.

His love for us - bottomless.

Words have been penned, trying to describe this bottomless, unfathomable love.

"Your love never fails,
never gives up,
never runs out on me" -Jesus Culture's "One Thing Remains"

"lacking a bottom;
immeasurably deep;
difficult or impossible to understand, unfathomable;
having no limitations or bounds." -dictionary.com

Just yesterday (or today depending on where you live), James Cameron went to the bottom.

The bottom of what we know.

Seven miles deep into the depths of the Marinas Trench.

Two hours of diving down.

I am perplexed.

Intrigued.

Why?

Because that is a loooong way down.

To the bottom.

And God's love is deeper than that!

His love for me.

His love for you.

This perfect love.

The love that knows how to love us.

Perfectly.

He is not afraid of how to love you and treasure you.


And that is unfathomable.