When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?

Psalm 8:3-5 NIV


Midweek thoughts


Do you ever suddenly get chills?  Your whole body just shivers, and you have this feeling go through your whole being?  I have had this feeling several times.  I’ve noticed it more the last couple weeks.  No, I’m not sick again or anything like that.  Yes, the temperature has dropped and it’s cooler but that is a different feeling than what I have experienced.  The chills I have noticed have only lasted a short time and I always know what was happening when I felt them.

I spend time talking to God throughout my day.  Sometimes just a few words, sometimes a quick prayer, sometimes a longer discussion, and sometimes a very formal prayer.  It just varies.  But I have noticed recently that deep, heartfelt, prayers or talks with God, especially when I am thinking about the depth of His love and the price Jesus paid, I get chills.  Sometimes I almost get brought to tears.

I started thinking about this, the chills.  I feel like those are the times my heart is truly connected on a deeper level with God.  I started to wonder if anyone else ever felt this way.  I think others do. 

When we really dig deep inside of ourselves when talking to God, when we really contemplate what Jesus did for us, the price paid, we should feel something.  We should feel something intense.  And for me, the thoughts go deeper still.

Jesus thought love was worth it.  Jesus thought we were worth it.  Jesus paid a price none of us could truly comprehend.  The depth of the pain He went through is beyond our comprehension.  When I think about what Jesus went through and how He thought it was all worth it, I realize I can deal with anything.  The things of this world don’t compare.  They are small in comparison. 

The next time you are going through a trial, have some difficulty you need to deal with, whatever the situation may be, remember, He thought it was all worth it.  He thought love, as well as each of us, was worth it.  He paid that price for us, so we don’t have to.

Let thoughts of Him give you chills.  It should.

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