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God's Delight

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Matthew 11:25–30
 
“I delight in you” GOD
 
Today’s Gospel is a particularly beautiful one.  It reveals a wonderful truth about God and his nature, expressing it in a way that no mere human mind could.  These words of Jesus come directly from the Father’s heart.
 
The passage is effectively in three parts: the Father’s delight; the relationship between Father and Son; and the grace of revelation.  Jesus teach us that God the Father delights to pour out a gift of revelation on his children.  “Revelation” in this context means receiving a blessing, an insight or fresh understanding which enables us to enter more deeply into the mystery of God.
 
In the Christian faith there are no new truths, simply the ancient revelation of the Scripture, the Creed and the teaching of the Church; and it is in these truths that we immerse our minds and hearts.  As we do so, the Holy Spirit opens our minds and hearts to see the hidden depths: a new meaning, a fresh interpretation or a word of nuance which touches us deeply and moves us to love and worship God.
 
This grace of revelation can come to us in many ways, but of course as we reserve time and space to pray and to study the Scriptures – as we are still before the Lord – we can experience it in a special way.  We are allowing our hearts to open to the grace of revelation; we can see this as the desire of the Father’s heart.
 
By making ourselves receptive to revelation from God we can know God’s joy and rejoice in his plan of salvation.  Today we have an opportunity to experience the delight of our heavenly Father as we penetrate the mystery of his Son, and receive the grace of revelation that brings us peace, joy and happiness.
 
Praise the Father, the good and holy Creator who blesses his children with the grace of revelation and the gift of deep and lasting joy.
 
Chris
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