"Praise be to the Lord your
God, who has delighted in you
1 Kings 10:9a
My dogs just keep getting goofier and
goofier. Lately, when we go to the playground, they've begun
"stalking" each other--when one comes running, the other quickly
huddles down low, waits for the other to come near, and then jumps up
in an attempt to tackle! And this is only the start of their
shenanigans; they do all manner of funny things.
Perhaps even more funny is my reaction: I
laugh. Not that laughing is a weird thing, in-and-of itself; but when
you're standing alone in the middle of a field, laughing out loud,
it's bound to raise some eyebrows among the passers-by. But I can't
help it--I laugh when I watch my dogs play. It warms my heart to see
them; I delight in them.
The Scriptures say that God
delights in us. He looks down on us, and takes delight
in what He sees. Perhaps, from time-to-time, He even laughs. Psalm
149:4 says, "For the Lord takes delight in His people;
He crowns the humble with salvation." Zephaniah 3:17 says, "The Lord
your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great
delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will
rejoice over you with singing."
God delights in you! You are delightful in
God's sight. You are of great worth to God; He looks down, and He
delights in you as His child. And maybe--just maybe--in that great
delight, He even laughs with you.
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