Two thing bring tears to my eyes. One is a brass band coming around a corner (yes I know that is weird but it is true) the other is a father gazing on his young child with pride.
Exodus19;4-6 You know how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now if you will obey me and keep my covenant, you will be my own special treasure from among all the peoples on earth; for all the earth belongs to me. And you will be my kingdom of priests, my holy nation.
Here I feel tears welling as God gazes at His children and overflows in tender love toward them. He is reminiscing on how He carried them when they were helpless and He held them close to his heart. He talks tenderly to them about how precious they are to Him and how much He treasures them – how they are His favourites. He then speaks dreams and give them a sense of what they could become.
He wants his children to become a children of priests – those who spend everyday in His company, in His presence. They will be carriers of His presence. He wants to live among them and share heart with them.
All these truths belong to us as children of God. He carries us gently when we feel weak and draws us close to his heart. He whispers into your ear tenderly and tells you that you are precious to you and he wants to spend eternity in your company.
Today: Stop trying so hard and let God carry you today. Allow yourself to be loved by your Father.