Do you believe—can you believe?—that you are treasured by God? That He chose you as his treasured possession? The Lord of the universe so rejoices in his love for you that He sings over you with loud shouts of joy. Rest with this image for a moment today:

“Sing aloud, O daughter of Zion;
shout, O Israel!
Rejoice and exult with all your heart,
O daughter of Jerusalem!
…The Lord your God is in your midst,
a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness;
he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing.”

—Zephaniah 3:14, 17 (ESV)

“For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.”

—Deuteronomy 7:6 (NIV)

The Knob at Quissett Harbor, MA, 2018