Thursday, July 8, 2010

An Unlikely Crown

Psalm 103:2-5
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,Who forgives all your iniquity, who redeems your life from the pit,Who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, Who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

As I was reading over these verses, the Lord brought me to focus on the particular words "who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy".

What does it mean to crown?
What does it mean to wear a crown?
Of what is a crown a symbol?
Why wear a crown?

This is our God... one who forgives all iniquity.
This is our God... one who redeems my life from the pit of eternal destruction and separation from my heart's greatest longing- Him.
This is our God... one who crowns us with steadfast love and mercy.

This is our God...
He wore a crown of affliction and thorns so we can wear a crown of steadfast love and mercy.

A crown sets apart, and is a sign of honor and power... yet He wore a crown of humiliation and we wear a crown of love and mercy???!!

This truth blew me away.

Thank you Lord for the crown we wear because of your amazing, sovereign love and sacrifice.

14 comments:

鄭湘定 said...

Pen and ink is wits plough. ............................................................

亦妮 said...

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佩璇佩璇 said...

唯有穿鞋的人,才知道鞋的哪一處擠腳............................................................

穎翰翁穎翰 said...

生存乃是不斷地在內心與靈魂交戰;寫作是坐著審判自己。..................................................

魏江伶魏江伶 said...

馬丁路德:「即使知道明天世界即將毀滅,我仍願在今天種下一棵小樹。」............................................................

楊儀卉 said...

來幫你衝一下人氣,捧個人場囉~~............................................................

張家弘翁書豪 said...

人類的聰明,並非以經驗為依歸,而是以接受經驗的行程為依歸。..................................................

林聿希林聿希林聿希 said...

Man proposes, God disposes..................................................................

文王廷 said...

It is no use crying over spilt milk.......................................................................

豪偉軍樂 said...

It is easier to get than to keep it.......................................................................

謝俊林奕宏宏 said...

知識可以傳授,智慧卻不行。每個人必須成為他自己。............................................................

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守何何何韋 said...

每次看完你的文章,總是回味許久,要經常發表喔。..................................................

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你的分享很不錯.. 謝謝 ..................................................