"For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth." ~ Deuteronomy14:2

Monday, April 30, 2012

Pleasant Stone Devotional Meditation: April 30

"Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him and saith to him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said to him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee" ~ John 1:47-48

It would be impossible to love as God loves us without Hi being constantly aware of us. Dr. Albert Day says we can think of our movement of most intense concentration upon the one we love above all others in the world, multiply this by infinity, and still not realize how acutely God is aware of each one of us every minute of our lives! Jesus Christ is never indifferent.

"Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me?" Jesus told him He knew about him while he was just standing under a certain fig tree. And what Jesus knew about Nathanael was true. He knows and cares and is aware every minute of each one of us. We reject this because we can't imagine one person being able to concentrate on more than one object at a time. But this is God. He can do it. He is never, never indifferent. We could ask Peter about this too. And he could answer with the same bitter weeping, because even in the midst of the tragic trial for His own life, "the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter ..."He is never unaware of us. Never indifferent. We cannot "leave Him cold." We can leave Him, but He never forgets about us. And Peter and you and I and any other disciple who comes to love Him, only to do so because we have come to know His love first.

"Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins."

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