Overwhelming Love

As the snow began to fall and cover the streets of Vancouver, WA, utter silence fills the town.  There were no cars on the road, lights flashing by, or the day to day noises. It was so quiet you could hear a pen drop or a door opening from miles away. At first, it was creepy, why on earth is it so quiet, but then, I found it to be so calming and relaxing. I lifted my head up and the snowflakes tickled on my face. I felt like a child again, as I stuck my tongue out and tired to catch each snowflake. I began to smile, this is what I needed. Complete stillness.

This verse keeps coming to mind… and I can’t help, but to think God is trying to tell me something.

“Come now, let us settle the matter,”
    says the Lord.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
    they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red as crimson,
    they shall be like wool.

Isaiah 1:18

My sins and my brokenness has caused so much pain. It binds me in chains and clothes me in darkness. But you God, breathe life into these bones of mine. You take my sins and purify my heart. You turn my darkness into snow and find beauty within. And every single day, You choose me… even though, you could choose anyone else, you still choose me.

“Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

Luke 15: The Parable of The Lost Sheep

I don’t know about you, but I have been so emotional and overwhelmed with God’s love.  I am that lost sheep. I am the one He goes after. I am the one He rejoices over.

He took my sins and made them white as snow. He finds me time and time again. He rejoices when I am home. There is no words for it. There is no explaining this feeling. It is overwhelming. It brings me to my knees and fills my heart. His love is real, His love is pure, His love will sustain in all things.

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(February 21, 2018, Vancouver, WA)

 

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