He Is

Tears drip down my chin and into our lunch. Oh well, they’ll never know…

A child enters the kitchen, sees me,  and runs out. I hear her telling sister, “Momma’s crying again,” and they all come running.

“What’s wrong, momma?”

I draw them close and tell them, “It’s okay, sillies. Mom is just praying and a lot of times when she prays, she cries.”

It’s true. I’m not sure when it started, but somewhere along a few weeks back, something inside broke, a leaky water pump. Becoming aware of His presence and His nature in a deeper way, I am so easily undone when I tap into it throughout the day.

Mostly, I ponder the awesome character of our God. And I am grieved that I reflect so little of it. I am grieved that I know so little of it. I am grieved of all the time and resources I have wasted pursuing other “good” and “spiritual” things.

I weep broken-hearted tears.

And I pray His names, as I have been studying, digging ever deeper into His nature. Because I know the God who created trillions of stars expended no more energy doing it than it would have taken to make one.

And to this God, forgiving a rapist takes no more love and mercy than forgiving a child for slipping a quarter from her mother’s purse.

His attributes are 100% infinite and self existent. Therefore it doesn’t “cost” Him anymore to create trillions than one, to forgive heinous than “little, white” sins.

He is altogether unique, unlike any other.

So I know no matter how deep and tainted I am, He is bigger.

his grace is greater than my sin

his love is wider than my need

his faithfulness is higher than my shortcomings

his mercies are sufficient for each day

his cords of compassion can’t be broken

his spoken words never expire

This is the One who broke Himself open and poured Himself out and says to me, “Come, eat you all of it.”

So I go.


5 Comments on “He Is”

  1. Abby says:

    My tears have been flowing lately as well. I’m overcome when I pray, when I think of His love, His compassion for the weak, His unfathomable grace. You said it so well…He is bigger! Praise the Lord!

  2. Patricia Hultman says:

    when I discovered Christ, I asked him to reveal his heart to me. The tears flow, without my conscious thoughts I feel his pain for the hurting and wounded. Thank you for sharing, I have felt so alone and odd. I feel like you are sharing my space you write what I am thinking or experiencing. bless you!

  3. Monica Locke says:

    you said it well….
    lately I feel Him pulling me away….to better things….
    life makes me weary with all the “stuff” it throws at you…only He can fill me. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Renee says:

    Now reading this post started me with a leaky fountain too!!! But truly this post was what a needed to read, thank you

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