How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! Psalm 36:7
Two overused words. Love is used to describe a feeling that gets attached to our favorite food, activity or object of the day. Priceless is a value we can put on things that are temporal. Our vacations are priceless, our purchase is priceless or our momentary happiness is priceless. Yet love is fickle and changes with the wind. What’s priceless one day is sold at the garage sale at a later date.
David reminds us that the love of God is priceless. Have we ever taken the time to even fathom the depth of these words? Have we ever tried to wrap our minds around the love of God? Have we ever, for ourselves, found His love to be above all else and so rich that it was valued above all other things?
Don’t let your familiarity with these words allow you to skip over the real meaning, depth and cost of the Lord’s priceless love for you and me. Don’t skim over the facts.
Timothy Keller’s prayer reads: “Let me explore the innumerable facets of your love. That’s better than listening to the best music, better than standing on a mountaintop, better than gazing at a huge diamond. How priceless is your unfailing love!”*
*The Songs of Jesus by Timothy Keller, Page 71
Kathy Withers is on staff at America’s Keswick and serves as Director of Partner Care. Kathy has been married to her husband Dave for 30 years. They have two adult children. Kathy is active in her local Church and teaches a Bible Study for women. Her passion is to encourage women to deepen their walk with Jesus Christ by finding and living out the truths of God’s Word.