Daily Word of Grace # 92 (July 22, 2020)
One of the best known Romantic poets is William Blake (1757-1827). In his poem “To Nobodaddy” he described love this way: “Love to faults is always blind, Always is to joy inclined, Lawless, wing’d & unconfin’d, And breaks all chains from every mind.” While Blake’s religious views are nebulous, perhaps like yours, this poem mirrors God’s love for you. God’s love indeed “to faults is always blind” for God casts all your sins “into the depths of the sea” (Micah 7:19) and “covers a multitude of sins” (1 Peter 4:8). God’s love indeed is “always to joy inclined”, as Jesus said at the Last Supper, “Abide in my love…that your joy may be complete” (John 15:9, 11). And yes, indeed God’s love is “lawless, wing’d & unconfin’d” because God’s love fulfills the law (Romans 13:10), because the “wing’d” Holy Spirit assures you of God’s love (Galatians 4:6-7), because God’s “unconfin’d” love defies all measurement (Ephesians 3:19). And yes, indeed God’s love “breaks all chains from every mind” because Jesus came to set the captives free (Luke 4:18) and proclaimed, “If the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36). This may all sound too good to be true, but it is true; it is the gospel of God’s unconditional love for all, including you.
Love and Prayers,