Day 11 – Zephaniah 3:17
On Sunday, you suggested that the story of Mary tells us that we should not be afraid. Todays passage leads on from this, and gives us another reason to not be afraid in the current world situation, and to have hope and joy in what God thinks about you!
It says ‘He will take great delight in you’ and ‘He will rejoice over you with singing’. As Annie mentioned in last years devotional for this day, that is an amazing image. God loves you, as an individual, and loves you so much we will rejoice over you with singing.
It might be hard to see that sometimes, and I know I can struggle too. But we also need to realise that God is our creator and that His kingdom is not like the world. But His kingdom is coming. Take a moment and think about what it must mean to you that God, the creator of the earth, takes delight in you above all over creation and loves you so very much. So much He went to great lengths to save you for His kingdom. Then take a moment to thank Him.