Monday, April 7, 2014

This Is My Son, Whom I Love - Mark 1:9-11 Post 3

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Why is this recorded here? Why do I need to be teased - haunted - with the painful reminder of Your pleasure and love for Him, Your Son (I love Him, too) in light of my knowledge of who I am and how short I fall of being anything near like Him?  Of being something that You could take such pleasure in?

I long for these words to be said about me. (Mark 1:11) I long for You to take such pleasure in me.  I long to be the one that You are proclaiming Your love for, to be the one whom You love.

This longing, this desire, already pierces.  Why, then, do I need to know how pleased the Father is with the Son?

It's more than affirmation that this IS the Son, so that there can be no doubt - although it is that, too.  But that's not enough for me this morning as I wrestle with this pain that You want me to feel and wrestle with, so that You can remind me that

I am in Him. (2 Cor. 5:17, Gal 3:26-27).  

I am in You.

Because of what You did for me, I wear your righteousness.  I am "clothed" in You.  By faith, I am in You.  

And everything that You do, accomplish, ARE - is done for me and is true of me, because You are standing in my place and I am in You and that means

that I am in the middle of this beautiful relationship of love and pleasure that is poured out on the Son and is also flowing over me because I am in You.

If the Father is pleased with the Son, He is pleased with me.  If He loves the Son, He loves me

Forgive me...

I know that it's a light and momentary trouble. (2 Cor. 4:17)  I know that I am in You, and all the love flowing around me - the love and pleasure of the Father and the Son that I can participate in even now - is forever.  Help me to fix my eyes on what I cannot yet see - but know is eternal even now. 

Do you feel like you are in the middle of the love and pleasure flowing between the Father and the Son?

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