Meditating on Psalm 37 about delighting in the Lord.
I want to delight in you, Lord Jesus–you who were at the same time both entirely man and God, fully finite and infinite. You were the star breather, and the table maker. You were the galaxy former and the sawdust sweeper. You were the history maker and the box builder. You were the one who set up kings and took down tools from your carpenter’s rack. You were the pivotal person in all history and you were the sharpener of chisels. You were the owner of all the universe and lived on the gifts of others.
You are unfathomable, amazing, wonderful and awe inspiring. To delight in you is to approach the essence of life, the meaning of existence, the light of being.
You are delightful in your purity, wonderful in your grace, marvelous in your goodness, dazzling in your wisdom and overwhelming in your greatness.
To delight in you is to enter further into reality, to let the shadows of our natural thoughts and values fade into the background as the Truth and Love of your inner beauty shine out onto our hearts. This brings transformation, joy, acceptance, forgiveness and security.
You are delightful, you are delightable, you are infinitely wonderful and I bow before you as all else falls away and only your gracious, glorious presence remains.
To know you is so, so inexpressibly sweet and powerful at the same time. I choose to delight in you, Lord Jesus, rejecting the tinsel of this world along with my pride and self-centered sinfulness. In you I am forgiven, in you I am cleansed, in you I am accepted. What more could I want?