worth the risk
April 16, Sunday 2017
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. -Psalm 118:24
The happiness which God designs for His higher creatures is the happiness of being freely, voluntarily united to Him and to each other in an ecstasy of love and delight compared with which the most rapturous love between a man and a woman on this earth is mere milk and water. And for that they must be free.
Of course God knew what would happen if they used their freedom the wrong way: apparently He thought it worth the risk. Perhaps we feel inclined to disagree with Him. But there is a difficulty about disagreeing with God. He is the soruce from which all your reasoning power comes: you could not be right and He wrong any more than a stream can rise higher than its own source.
Lord, you have trusted us with freedom and rescued us from from our sins. May we live now freely and fully in your life. Alleluia!