Today, Lord Jesus, I walk in amazement under the canopy of your love, knowing that you look at me, not with tolerance, or thinly disguised disgust because of my stubborn, selfish responses, but you see me clothed in your righteousness; you look on me with delight, with joy, with pleasure, glad to have me as your child, as your brother, in your family, in your Kingdom.
You call me to meet with you each day as you stoop low to gather me to your heart, enjoying our relationship. I praise you that, contrary to all logic, you revel in our relationship, you delight in doing good to me, you rejoice in being my rampart, you savor shielding me from harm. And all this when I deserve the opposite: there is no earthly reason for your love; no, only heavenly reasons.
I offer you praise, glory and worship, O Great and High King, Lord of Glory, Ruler of the Universe, Judge of all, Redeemer of sinners, Concluder of all history. You only are fully Patient and Profound, Gracious and Good, Pure and Perfect. You are worthy of worship! —From the book EDIFIED!