This weekend, I was chatting with my grandma on the phone. She was telling me about a friend of hers that she particularly enjoys. “She thinks just like I do,” Grandma said. You see, both of them are New Yorkers living in Texas. They are surrounded by wonderful, hearty Texan culture, but they will always have New York in their hearts. So they “get” each other in a way that brings them both some extra satisfaction.
Fast forward to this morning. In my quiet time, I was listening to Kari Jobe’s new song, “Your Nature.” The lyrics are beautiful, full of rich phrases like “You bring… light to the darkest spaces… God, it’s Your nature.” The whole song is an expression of the nature of God. As I sat there with Jesus, He whispered to my heart about it. He told me that He loves to be understood, just like you and I do.
How we treasure it when someone “gets” us! You know why? Because we were made in His image. We were made just like Him. Our longings reflect His longings. If we long to be known and understood, so does He. Just like we do, He treasures it when someone “gets” Him. It delights His heart when we truly connect heart-to-heart with His nature, with the essence of who He is. It brings Him immeasurable joy when we come to know that He is not an irritable, aloof God; but a tender, intimate, accessible Father.
That is what He is saying to us here in this Scripture:
(Jer. 9:24, NLT).
God is love. It’s His essence. Love is who He is. The more we “get” this, the more His heart lights up with joy!
This verse says that He wants us to understand His justice as a fundamental part of His nature. What does His justice mean to you?
Enjoy Kari Jobe’s song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmNN4A9rjqQ