(Continued from The Fun Game)
The two of us finished our game and got on to the events of the day.
Later on in the morning as I read the eternal scriptures, I pondered this passage from Psalm 18 penned by Israel’s King David.
“He delivered me from my strong enemy,
And from those who hated me,
For they were too mighty for me
They confronted me in the day of my calamity,
But the Lord was my stay.
He brought me forth also into a broad place;
He rescued me, because He delighted in me.” Verses 17-19
This king, David, got into a bad and dangerous spot. His testimony is that God delivered him from those who were mightier than he. God rescued him, why? He did, because as David said, “He delighted in me.”
As my grandson and I were playing in the early morning, I kept him from succumbing to the effects of gravity and playing with an electrical source that could hurt him. Rather than reacting in a spirit of anger or judgment, it was compassion for him that moved me to rescue him, because I love him. I enjoy him and desire to protect the little one in my charge.
This little incident, on the day when I saw the “sunrise in the west”, illustrates the heart of God toward you and me. To Him, we are special. He delights in us and works to protect us. Sometimes we might think He is impeding our progress toward our goals as I did with my grandson. But some things are not for our good. He will direct by stopping some of those goals and provide for a better situation. His perspective is for our good. Let us thank Him and enjoy being one in whom He delights.
photo credit: K. Horn via photo pin cc
Leave a Reply