Lately I have found myself identifying with Psalm 63 as David cries out that he thirsts for God—that his whole being longs for him. I have a unsatisfiable hunger—an unfulfillable desire for more of God—To spend more time in prayer; to spend more time in his word; to know him more; to know his promises more; to love him more.
And like David, I have earnestly sought Him out. For the more I do, the more I desire Him and the more I can relate to Psalm 73:25 Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. The more time I spend in prayer and the more time I spend in God’s word, the less I desire the things of this world. Instead, I find myself falling more and more in love with God each and every day! And I am coming to see that this love that I have known so long, I know so little about, for it goes so far beyond my comprehension. It is so much bigger than me—for with my love for Him comes a love for those that he loves—for the least of these—for the beaten, the abandoned, the forgotten, the unloved, the disabled, and the fatherless.
There are children at a place called Gabriel’s House that I will be serving in a couple months. I have never met them. I have never seen them. I don’t even know their names. Yet I love them. I love them so much—it is so far beyond my comprehension of what Iove could even be. God promises to sustain them. He promises to be a father to the fatherless. He has not forgotten them. Though they have been abandoned and may be deemed unwanted in Mexico, they are precious in his eyes. He has created them for a purpose. And I love them.