Zephaniah 3:17b says God will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. It doesn’t say God might, it says he WILL.
I’ve been hearing him exult over me with these words from Matthew West’s song, More, since before dawn. Even though I went back to sleep, they’re still singing through my mind hours later…
I see you, and I made you
And I love you more than you can imagine
More than you can fathom
I love you more than the sun
And you shine for me
See all the lyrics here. I love the title of this song… MORE. Besides God loving me more, I want more of Him! I wanted to find a good video of this song, but I couldn’t. Maybe because it is impossible to fathom the love of God, impossible to think about HOW to pack all that love into a tiny little music video. I don’t think I could ever capture it in my music or my painting or anything else, though I try.
But isn’t that all God asks of us? To try? After all, He is the One who gave us the gifts we have, whatever they may be, for the express purpose of glorifying Him! So… I will continue to write this blog, write songs, paint, draw, cook, sew, teach, mother, and anything else I can do for The Lord and to His glory.
And I will be forever grateful and thankful that God exults over me with loud singing!