Lamentations 3:22-23

22 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.

I don’t know about you, but I need these words. I need the assurance that God, or “I AM” is not only with me but for me and His love for me never fails. As we know from Exodus, when Moses asked God His name, he replied, “I AM. I AM THAT I AM.” That can be hard for any of us to wrap our minds around, but it is a beautiful name when you put it in the context of our language.

Louie Giglio, in his book, I Am Not, But I Know I Am, reflects on the name I AM.  “I am” is the present form of the verb to “be”. Giglio does a wordplay that speaks so strongly to me and relates to this verse in Lamentations – BE – Loved. BE or I AM – Loved. You and I are BE loved! As Giglio says, “In this sense, God is the first mover, and He is not really asking us to allow Him to love us as much as He is telling us to receive what He has already demonstrated in the death of His son.”

I hope these words and the play on these words is uplifting for you today! We all face our challenges in the world, but BE Loved us and loves you and me just as much today.

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