He Rejoices Over You

Friday, February 14, 2014

Jesus holding child
For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.” (Zephaniah 3:17 NLT)

This is one of my favorite scriptures in the entire bible, especially the way the New Living Translation says it. To think that the Lord your God, the Mighty Savior rejoices over you with joyful songs, is mind blowing. Today is Valentine's Day and I always enjoy reading through all the Facebook status updates and seeing all the extravagant ways people bragg about their spouses. One friend of mine posted pictures of an elaborate dinner complete with a playlist of love songs carefully chosen to express her love for her husband. Many wrote poems or posted video clips of romantic songs. If you were one of the many who took advantage of the opportunity to publicly express your love, devotion and delight in your spouse, you did a good thing. Not only did that build up your spouse, you were expressing the character of God towards us.

God delights in you so much that He is singing songs about you for all of heaven to hear. He wants all of creation to know how much you mean to Him and he's not shy about it. Today, allow your spirit to grab hold of the reality of this. Revel in the fact that God is right now, at this moment, dancing over you with joyful songs. He doesn't just set aside one day out of the year to do this either. He does this everyday. As the sun always rises in the east and sets in the west every day, you can count on the fact that He delights in you always.
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