“…delight yourself also in the Lord….”
I want to delight in you, Lord Jesus–you who were on earth simultaneously both entirely God and entirely man—being both finite and fully 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 unfathomably amazing, wonderfully awe inspiring, fully beyond comprehension. To delight in you is to approach the essence of life, the meaning of existence, the light of eternity.
You are sparkling in your purity, generous in your grace, marvelous in your goodness, dazzling in your wisdom and overwhelming in your greatness.
To delight in you is to enter into a fuller reality, to let the shadows of our natural thoughts and values fade into the background, as the light of Truth and Love from your inner beauty shine into our hearts. Such gazing on your beauty brings transformation and joy, a deeper grasp of your acceptance and forgiveness, and a solid sense of the security of being your child.
You are delightful, you are delectable, you are infinitely wonderful and as I bow before you, all else pales and falls away. Only your gracious, glorious presence remains.
To know you is so inexpressibly sweet and so overwhelmingly 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, in you I am unconditionally and eternally loved. What more could I want?