Pause

God loves you.

Such a simple phrase and yet so hard to wrap our brains around some days. In these busy days of Advent leading up to Christmas, let’s pause as we think about this week of love. Today, may you be reminded of one of the ways God loves you.

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Listen

I will sing of your steadfast love, O Lord, forever; with my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations. I declare that your steadfast love is established forever; your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens.

You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to my servant David: ‘I will establish your descendants forever, and build your throne for all generations.’” Selah

Psalm 89:1-4

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Think

I have 2 delightful daughters. We tell the best stories and laugh really loudly all the time. I think about them a lot and what it will be like when they are in high school. I wonder what they will do in life, who they will impact, what kind of work and play will fill their time.

Honestly, that’s about as far out into the future that I think. Yet, God is thinking about generations that I will never see. God has been thinking about future generations for a long time. Way back in the time the Psalms were written, the authors were celebrating God’s love that lasts for generations. It’s still going.

We are a part of those generations. We are covered by that love. Even today, we can and should celebrate the same love continuing on for generations.

Ruth Perkins Lee

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Pray

God, you see so much farther and longer than I ever will. Thank you for loving me and all the generations before me and after me. Amen.

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Go

Go now knowing that you are loved by God. You always have been. You always will be.

Go and share that love with the whole world. Make sure everybody knows.

Ruth Perkins Lee

Ruth Perkins Lee is director of ministries of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Prior to this, Ruth was a youth and college minister for 10 years. She’s married to Scott, and they have 2 delightful daughters whom she loves and 2 dogs whom she tolerates, Osceola and Shadow Biscuit.

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