It’s interesting to me how things come back, not just halfway, but full around. One of the first verses I memorized was Psalm 23:6. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Back then it was something I pounded into my mind, and I still find peace in it today. It speaks of a promise, of something everlasting, of unending hope. Which is why it’s the perfect verse to bring forth again as I shift my monthly focus.
For February, I will be looking to God’s goodness through His hope and love.
Recently the words of Blessed Assurance crossed my lips—a hymn written long ago. The words of a blind man, so profound, came back to me—not just halfway, but full around.
Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.
This is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long;
Perfect submission, perfect delight,
visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
angels descending bring from above
echoes of mercy, whispers of love.
Perfect submission, all is at rest;
I in my Savior am happy and blest,
watching and waiting, looking above,
filled with his goodness, lost in his love.
And so I pray… that you too would be lost in His love. The kind of love that never fails. The kind of love that always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres (1 Corinthians 13).