It’s a clear, crisp morning where I am. From my window I can see the sky, brilliant and vivid without a cloud in sight. The world, for now, is unmarred and lovely; dark thoughts and troubles have faded into nothing. If only it could remain this way!
Your way may seem easy now, or perhaps it has only started to grow rocky. But there are storm clouds piling on the horizon. The narrow road will grow narrower until you are walking on a knife’s edge and there are cuts and bruises on your feet. This world is dying and all who take life and nourishment from it will die also.
The Lord spoke to me this morning through a word. He warned me that great trouble will soon come upon all of us and many will turn from Him. The only safe place, He told me, is in His love. We must know to our very bones that He loves us. HE LOVES US. THE LORD OF ALL THINGS LOVES EVERY CELL, EVERY ATOM IN YOUR BODY! Now is the time for us to come into the fullness of His love. It’s time to stop simply reading about His love and revel in it. We must tattoo His names over our hearts, repeat them every waking hour. He is our Shield, our Daddy, our King, our Lord and our Lover in the purest and truest sense.
When our eyes are opened and we see how dear we are to Him, He will grow dearer to us. Who, having seen the Lord’s heart, can remain unmoved by it?
He is our only safe place. His arms are our refuge and His love is our shield.
Only three things will remain: faith, hope and love. And the greatest of these is love.