“Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.” Psalm 100:3

Something that I have learned this past year is that knowing something to be true is one thing.  Knowing something deep in your gut is something entirely different.

Do I know the above psalm to be true?  Do I know it deep down, in the core of my being?

O my soul, know that the covenant keeping God is your maker.  He is my shepherd and guardian.  I am his and he is my portion and prize.

I am reminded of the song How He Loves Us.”  Because that is such a key truth to wholeness in faith.  I am reminded of that because he loves me and I am his.  How incredible is that truth?  How incredible is that message?

He is jealous for you and me.  His fierce love redeems the broken and his fierce love shall preserve them.  Why should I ever fear?  Why should I be afraid, for I am his.  The one who parted the Red Sea, the one who conquered death.  I am with him and he can be with you too.

O my soul know this truth, and place it in the core of your being.  You are his.
Amen.