I’m a pretty ordinary person, nothing special. So what kind of a King would even notice me, one of his millions of subjects, much less single me out for special love and favor? How can I wrap my head around (pardon the trite idiom) the fact that the Creator and King of the Universe
–wants to be with me
–delights in me
–smiles on me
–sings over me
–lavishes me with good gifts
–tenderly cares for me & works out the details of my life?
Here’s where a switch to the Father metaphor helps. As my Abba, I can more easily think of these intimate aspects of His concern for me. How amazing to have the Sovereign of all time and space as my own Father! How can I begin to grasp the paradox of His love for little ol’ me?
…may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. (Ephesians 3:18-19 NLT)