Is it possible?
"'The Lord delights in you!' - Isaiah 62:4
Is it possible,
that such poor, depraved, unworthy creatures -
can be the objects of Jehovah's delight?
The infinite love of God
has been fixed upon us from eternity!
Because He loved us,
He sent His only-begotten Son to die for us!
He sent His Holy Spirit
into our hearts to regenerate us!
'You have loved them -
AS You have loved Me!' - John 17:23.
Yes, the Father has loved us -
just as He has loved Jesus -
with an infinite love!
Every believer, though...
his faith is weak,
his fears are many,
his corruptions are strong,
his troubles are great, and
his temptations are sore —
is the object of Jehovah's delight!
Let us therefore endeavor
to pass through this day,
yes, and every day -
believing and realizing:
'I am Jehovah's delight!
I am the object of His highest love!
I am the subject of His sweetest thoughts!
I am His portion for evermore!'
O incomparable privilege!
Wondrous source of comfort, holiness, and love!
You have more cause for gratitude than an angel!
- James Smith
1802 – 1862