And He loves us. And He values us. And we matter.
Which is just amazing. It is truly amazing that we matter to God. Because He doesn’t “need” us. He’s the God of everything, the creator of everything. All of space, time, and eternity lay open before Him. He is God. He is almighty. He is Lord.
And, yet, this amazing, powerful God really does desire to know us and be in relationship with us. Listen to what happens today in 2 Kings 23: 1-3:
Then the king sent, and all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem were gathered to him. And the king went up to the house of the Lord, and with him all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem and the priests and the prophets, all the people, both small and great. And he read in their hearing all the words of the Book of the Covenant that had been found in the house of the Lord. And the king stood by the pillar and made a covenant before the Lord, to walk after the Lord and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all his heart and all his soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people joined in the covenant.
Josiah, who was a good king, after many years of bad kings, comes and restores everything, takes away the idols and sets the people of God back on the right path.
And the people of God make a covenant with God. And God makes a covenant with them. God doesn’t have to that, through. God doesn’t have to make an agreement with the people. He’s bigger than them. Stronger than them. More mighty than them. He doesn’t “need” them.
He wants them. He wants relationship. He wants worship. He wants our heart. He wants us.
He doesn’t need us. He wants us.
Today, we get to have that amazing relationship with a God that desires us. Today, know just how blessed that we are. God desires us.
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