I’m not coming to You because I want something from You…I just want to be with You, Lord. There is no one else like You. You, together with Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit…reign above all. Your power is fearful and ferocious. Who else can call out or tame the mighty winds and raging ocean? Who else can place galaxies into orbit and place them spinning in magnificent patterns throughout centuries? Who else tells a tiny seed when to crack and grow into a mighty oak? Who else can squelch armies and kingdoms and allow earthly authorities to rise and fall? Who else can cause mountains to rise up, erupt and be thrown into the sea? Who else holds the seasons in check and sets boundaries which cannot be crossed? Who else rules supreme over all that is seen and unseen? With all Your power and glory, who else takes time for me? I am nothing in the scheme of things yet I am everything to You! Who else is like You?
Who else holds back on their immeasurable power to show such amazing patience and restraint out of love for us? Who else notices when a tiny sparrow or a faithful pet doggie falls? Who else can knit together a one-of-a-kind human being inside the womb of a mom and invites us to share in creation? Who else loves to share peeks of His glory through incredibly beautiful sunsets and the tiniest of colorful flowers bursting from nowhere? Who else has created so much that we will never be able to discover it all? Who else has all truth and knowledge and wisdom yet delights in sharing it with us- a little at a time as we can bear it? Who else overcomes all darkness, evil and destruction with the unmatchable power of His love?
Who else would show such tender mercy by sending His very own Son Jesus Christ (God with us) to be born, live and die as one of us- yet without sin? Who else would be willing to sacrifice His holy Son for us when we have sinned against You- the very One who gives us life? Who else would freely give us a choice in accepting Your forgiveness or rejecting it? Who else loves us no matter what? Who else desires our little love in return for Your eternal indescribable love?
I want to come to You out of love for You- not for what You can do for me…although I am not ashamed to say I need You. I know You will give me everything I need and desire and much more. Yet, it’s not the blessings or my will that I come to ask You for. I come because of who You are. You have gone to such lengths to be with me. Who else would I go to?
“Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them. Glorious and majestic are His deeds, and His righteousness endures forever.” Psalm 111:2-3
“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever! Amen.” 2 Peter 3:18
“Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him the glory!” Revelation 19:6b
Father, Let me come to You for who You are…