A Summer of Facing Jesus: The Well of Love is Deep

In my journeys with Jesus this morning, He is joining the thread of my wanderings yesterday so that a portion of the tapestry of His character becomes clearer.

Yesterday, I was rediscovering the deeply emotional side of our Savior as He wept over Jerusalem (Luke 19:41-44, 13:34, and Matthew 23:37). I was reminded of how deeply He loves and how, in loss and despair,  His heart beats with raw, sympathetic sadness, mirroring our own. (John 11:1-38, especially verse 35).  Mark writes in chapter 10, verses 17 and following, how Jesus loves even when we don’t quite “get it.” His passion for us is uninterrupted in the middle of our imperfection and stumbling attempts to “do it right.” As I ponder the encounter of Jesus with the rich young ruler, Mark’s choice of words “And Jesus looking upon him loved him” (RSV) makes me wonder just what was it about how Christ stood, or moved, or gazed upon him that clearly reflected a love evident enough for others to recognize? Jesus was interacting with a young man who exhibited a determination to inherit eternal life, and who lived deliberately to achieve that in honorable and godly actions. *sigh* I see myself in that young man sometimes–too often, I’m sure. I find it astounding and am washed with grace-filled relief that Jesus loved this well intentioned man despite the fact that he was missing the point of relationship and sacrifice in his spiritual life. Oh to be face-to-face with the wonderful Son of God and to return the loving gaze that emanates from the depth of His soul, through grace-filled eyes!

So for today, I am gratefully holding the tapestry corner of God’s love through Jesus. I rejoice in having a Savior that is passionate for me and loves all souls! And I am committed to reminding myself and others of this precious aspect of God’s character.

Will you hold this corner with me today (and every day)?

When you are beating yourself up because you are focusing on who you aren’t instead of Who He is, remember how deeply the well of love runs from Him to us.

Remember how completely Jesus our Savior and Mediator understands and loves you. (Hebrews 4:15)

If you’re up for it, share with me the toughest times you have holding on to this aspect of God’s character. And I’ll remind you, again, of how deeply loved and accepted as a precious soul you are!

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About An Earthen Vessel--Terri Apgar

Wife of one, mother of three, so grateful for God's grace--that's me. I'm just tucked into my bay window, opening my heart to God and trying to be brave about letting Him use all that He has crafted inside me to His glory.
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2 Responses to A Summer of Facing Jesus: The Well of Love is Deep

  1. SANDY says:

    Thank you my friend. Lately I have been struggling with not taking my salvation for granted. I am striving to get more into the WORD and shine to the world.

    • It IS a struggle to maintain a living, breathing awareness of and appreciation for our salvation! Satan wouldn’t have it any other way. Diving into God’s Word and meeting Him there in prayer and meditation is the best place for us to constantly restoke our souls. Love you, my precious Sister! Thanks for stopping by. :-)

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