Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Hound of Heaven

Amazing how things happen in our lives. Last week one of our students discussed, "Does God pursue you?" And then at today's celebration of the Eucharist the same theme was introduced.

"Wow! Do you imagine the Creator of Heaven and Earth chasing you!

Have you ever been chased before? Well I have and it can be a pleasant experience as well as unpleasant. It all depends on who is chasing you. Let me give you an example. Being chased by a bill collector is no fun...

To be chased by God can evoke an array of mixed emotions. I mean the Creator of all the seen and unseen is chasing me. I'm sure you might be asking, '"Are you sure He is chasing me?" or perhaps, "Why me? For what? What did I do for God to chase me? Am I in trouble?
Well, yes. I mean yes, He is chasing you. Why? Because He loves you and wants to be part of your life. He wants to bless you and everything you do. He wants to heal you and make you whole. He wants to make a way for you, when there seems to be no way. He wants to wipe your tears and fill your heart with joy. The list goes on and on. Do you deserve this type of love? Probably not, but He does not love you because you deserve it or not; He does it because He is Love.

This is the type of love that forgives, the type of love that never gives up or tires, does not judge or criticize. It's pure from the fountain of love itself. When you experience such a love as this, your whole life changes and nothing is ever the same."

Be careful now because Jesus is chasing you! The good news is that it is not bad to be caught by Him!