Friday, September 12, 2008

A nice little surprise

Jarrod was reading to me last night out of A.W. Tozer's "The Pursuit of God," and one passage surprised me, and struck me for obvious reasons:

"When the Lord divided Canaan among the tribes of Israel, Levi received no share of the land. God said to him simply,"I am thy part and thine inheritance," and by those words made him richer than all his brethren, richer than all the kings and rajas who have ever lived in the world. And there is a spiritual principle here, a principle still valid for every priest of the Most High God. The man who has God for his treasure has all things in One. Many ordinary treasures may be denied him, or if he is allowed to have them, the enjoyment of them will be so tempered that they will never be necessary to his happiness. Or if he must see them go, one after one, he will scarcely feel a sense of loss, for having the Source of all things he has in One all satisfaction, all pleasure, all delight. Whatever he may lose, he has actually lost nothing, for he now has it all in One, and he has it purely, legitimately, and forever."

Lord, may my son have YOU for his treasure. May he hold what you give him with a loose grasp, knowing that all that is given can be taken away. May he always be content, because as long as you are his treasure, he will have all his heart desires.

1 comment:

Carissa said...

That is truly beautiful. I pray that he knows how awesome his parents are and how lucky he is to be yours.


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