Devotionals Daily: A Year with Jesus - Jan. 16

Devotionals Daily: A Year with Jesus

From Grace for the Moment: Morning and Evening, by Max Lucado

You Have Captured God’s Heart

As a man rejoices over his new wife, so your God will rejoice over you. ISAIAH 62:5

Have you ever noticed the way a groom looks at his bride during the wedding? I have. Perhaps it’s my vantage point. As the minister of the wedding, I’m positioned next to the groom. . . .

If the light is just so and the angle just right, I can see a tiny reflection in his eyes. Her reflection. And the sight of her reminds him why he is here. His jaw relaxes and his forced smile softens. He forgets he’s wearing a tux. He forgets his sweat-soaked shirt. . . .When he sees her, any thought of escape becomes a joke again. For it’s written all over his face, “Who could bear to live without this bride?”

And such are precisely the feelings of Jesus. Look long enough into the eyes of our Savior and, there, too, you will see a bride. Dressed in fine linen. Clothed in pure grace. . . . She is the bride . . . walking toward him. . . . And who is this bride for whom Jesus longs? . . . You are. You have captured the heart of God.


God cannot bear to live without you. How do you respond to that thought? 

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Originally published January 16, 2012.