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Who Loves Like That?

I have an early morning date and every time I remind myself that “Tomorrow is the day!” I get these excited tingles. It will be dark when I rise, long before the sun wakes the morning, but seeing its rise will only add to the sacred moments.

We regularly meet together first thing every morning, my Companion and I, but tomorrow is different. Tomorrow I’m meeting Him earlier than usual and adding a few new things to our “normal routine.” I’m letting Him know I can’t wait for our special time together and He can tell I’m filled with longing for Him.

I’m chuckling to myself as I think, “Surely He isn’t as excited about this early morning appointment as I. Is He anticipating our time together? Most assuredly He has much more important obligations and details vying for His attention. And I’m confident I’ll not be the only one seeking a few moments alone with Him tomorrow.”

What about Him? Is He longing for me? My heart wonders . . .

But I know what He’s whispered to others, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer” (Luke 22:15, emphasis mine). Wow, those loving words blow me away! He speaks them with full knowledge that before morning, these loved ones–those closest to His heart, will run, hide, even deny Him for fear of their lives.

Who loves like that?

He does.

My closest Companion, my constant Confidante, my Friend, my Rescuer, my Deliverer, my Sanctifier–He loves like that!

[box]“And I will betroth you to me forever. I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy. I will betroth you to me in faithfulness. And you shall know the LORD.” (Hosea 2:19-20)[/box]

Betrothed to Him, hmmm . . . perhaps He is delighting in our early morning date as well!

One beautiful characteristic of the fierce woman is:

*She’s passionate about things that matter rather than living for the trivial. 

Are you passionate about meeting with God? He wants to meet with you!

What do you get passionate about?

Adapted from my True Woman post: 5.26.2010 

Image courtesy of federico stevanin/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

4 Comments

  • Julie Musil

    Kimberly, I’ve missed commenting on your blog! I was a chaperone on a summer tour with my son’s music group. But I never missed a post 🙂

    I love the way you see your morning time with God. I too now have morning time with Him, but I haven’t thought about how He views it, and how much He also enjoys it. Thanks for reminding me how much He loves me.

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Hello, Julie ~

    So glad to know you are meeting in the mornings with Him, too! And thankful He’s with us both as we spend time with Him 🙂

    I was out of town the past two weeks, so I’m behind in responding to comments. I’ve left a few for you . . .