Our church is reading Ray Ortlund’s Three Priorities for a Strong Local Church, and I came across a quote in it that I wanted to share:
If you knew that there was one greater than yourself, who knows you better than you can know yourself, and loves you better than you can love yourself, who can make you all you ought to be, steadier than your squally nature, able to save you from squandering your glorious life, who searches you beyond the standards of earth…one who gathered into himself all great and good things and causes, blending in his beauty all the enduring color of life, who could turn your dreams into visions, and make real the things you hoped were true; and if that one had ever done one unmistakable thing to prove, even at the price of blood—his own blood—that you could come to him, and having failed, come again, would you not fall at his feet with the treasure of your years, your powers, service, and love? And is there not one such, and does he not call you…?
God is supreme. We should live our lives in a way that reflects this fact. Oh, how much work I have to do in the strength of the One who is able!
In other news, we are now the proud uncle and aunt of a sweet baby niece! She is so beautiful!