GOD, OUR HOST
“God is a ‘host’ who deliberately creates His own parasites; causes us to be that we may exploit and ‘take advantage of’ Him. Herein is love. This is the diagram of Love Himself, the inventor of all loves” C. S. Lewis (ref#227, p176).
“The idea that God was under any obligation or necessity to reveal Himself to man cannot be seriously entertained,…such a revelation to fallen creatures of Himself, His mind, and His will, having been made, must be regarded as an astounding act of His sovereign mercy…” Octavius Winslow (ref#135, July 19th).
Think about it; a parasite cannot live one minute without a host. FATHER, sober me today as I contemplate my inabilities. My knowledge of You overwhelms me with a sense of Your love. Unlike created hosts, You are eternal and artesian—never losing Your fullness. No matter what we parasites take from You, You overflow in continued abundance.
“…God is reconciled and one with the believer; all His feelings are love, all His thoughts are peace, and all His dealings are parental…” Octavius Winslow (ref#135, July 19th).
GOD, You can be described with action verbs: (A sample taken from the first chapter of Luke.)
You remember mercy and help me (Luke 1:54).
You visit and redeem me (Luke 1:68).
You save me from the hand of all who hate me (Luke 1:71).
You deliver me from my enemy that I might serve You without fear (Luke 1:74).
You show me the mercy; You promise and remember Your covenant (Luke 1:72).
You fill me with good things (Luke 1:53).
You speak with me forever (Luke 1:55).
You guide my feet in the way of peace (Luke 1:79).
You cause me to serve You in holiness and righteousness all my days (Luke 1:75).