What do you think of when you hear the word “delight”?
Our minds may wander to delicious foods, sweet moments, or a blushing bride.
Can you imagine a sleeping child wrapped in her mother’s arms? The precious babe warm against her mother’s chest is safe as she gazes upon this tiny being that she now cares about for the rest of her life. She delights in each moment, even through exhaustion. Every need is joyfully given to the helpless child.
We have to imagine all that love doted onto this tiny baby plus an eternity more. It is poured down on us from our Heavenly Father. He delights in His creation, His children, even when we turn our backs on Him in our stubbornness.
The LORD delights in you. Isaiah 62:4 ESV
It is hard at times to imagine the immensity of the Lord’s love for us. We get so caught up in what society wants or even what our own selfish ways demand. We’re always looking for more, or bigger, or better, or something else. What we truly need we already have. We just need to accept it. Embrace this love and live by it. Live loved!Embrace this love and live by it. Live loved! Click To Tweet
Easier said than done, but it is something to strive for. It is something that we can turn back to the Lord in praise as He nurtures our very beings.
The next time we walk past a mirror, or see a reflection in a window, we can take pause and give ourselves a long look without the selfish need of vanity. We can, instead, remind ourselves that the Lord delights in the reflection right there. He didn’t create in vain or on a whim. He took great care in every detail, creating us in His image. Let us turn this reminder into glorifying Him with the way we carry and treat ourselves.