“When I passed by you again and looked upon you, indeed your time was the time of love; so I spread My wing over you and covered your nakedness. Yes, I swore an oath to you and entered into a covenant with you, and you became Mine,” — Eze 16:8
At the heart of each of us is this desire to be loved. Whether from our family or friends, we all long to be loved.
Ezekiel begins this chapter with an allegory of a love story. A King who sees in his bride much more than she could have ever been.
As the story zooms out, we realize it is God speaking of His covenant relationship with His people. The story ends tragically, but it does not change the beautiful way in which Ezekiel describes God’s love for His bride.
We often struggle with our view of ourselves. The enemy constantly highlights our insecurities. Have you stopped today to see yourself in the light of God’s love? Have you considered how deeply loved you are by the great I AM?
No matter how unlovable you may feel, it does not change the truth of how passionate God’s love is for you right now. You have access to the greatest source and supply of love in the universe. How will you respond to this love? With religion – acts of duty devoid of connection? Or relationship – an intimate journey that will satisfy your soul?