While our son Chad was in seminary he told me one day that he had found a book that he thought I would enjoy and he bought it for me. I love it and of course it's extra special because he gave it for me. I's The Valley of Vision, a book of prayers written by the Puritans. This morning as I was reading and praising the Lord through one of the prayers, this Puritan's words so expressed my heart this holiday season so I thought I would share a portion with you.
"What didst thou see in me?
that I a poor, diseased, despised sinner
should be clothed in thy bright glory?
that a creeping worm
should be advanced to this high state?
that one lately groaning, weeping, dying,
should be as full of joy as my heart can hold?
that a being of dust and darkness
should be taken like Mordecai from captivity,
and set next to the king?
and should be lifted like Daniel from a den
and be made ruler of princes and provinces?
Who can fathom immeasurable love?