In the Word
Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. Psalm 63:3
Of the Word
“Life is good!” he sighs as he climbs in bed beside his wife. Though it’s snowing outside, the house keeps cozy and snug. The couple’s two daughters sleep safely in their beds. The cat arranges herself at the foot of the bed and the puppy settles on his chair. Life is good! But God’s love brings everlasting peace and contentment. God’s love is better than life.
“Life is awful,” she weeps to her pastor. “I’m out of a job, in debt, and now this — the police arrested my son on drug charges!” Countless set-backs have driven her to the edge of despair. Life is difficult. But God’s love brings unfailing comfort and strength. God’s love is better than life.
God assures us of His love and has proven it by sacrificing His own Son, Jesus Christ, on our behalf. Jesus earned our relationship with God, whose love is infinitely better than life at its best — and overwhelmingly stronger than life at its most difficult. Praise Him for the power of His love in your life.
Walking with my Lord
The heights and depths of life to me have little worth
Because Your love means more than anything on earth.
In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Mustard Seed: Living in Praise. Author: Patricia Mitchell. 10/32 ©2007 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. www.lwml.org
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