DEFINITION of "DELIGHT": 1: a high degree of gratification : joy; also : extreme satisfaction
2: something that gives great pleasure
3archaic : the power of affording pleasure
-from Merriam-Webster Dictionary
|You have to admit that something like this crosses your mind when you hear the word delight, don't you?|
We are not perfect. We all sin and fall short. I consider that Bible 101; it's the reality check that we all get when we start thinking we're too holy and it's one of the first things we learn about being Christians. None of us can be wholly righteous, but we can be saved.
But then there's that delight factor - that chocolate and fruity treats factor. We're all sinners and we've all done terrible things in the eyes of God. Yet He does not just save us. We are told repeatedly throughout Scripture (but especially in the Psalms) that God actually delights in us. He didn't save us begrudgingly because He had nothing better to do. God actually loves us so much that he really delights in us. Or, to put it another way, God takes pleasure in us as if we're a treat rather than an embarassment. It's that simple and yet almost unbearably huge paradox that underpins our faith. We cannot earn worth and salvation on our own, but God wants us and takes such delight in us that He would shower us with His love anyway and move us to seek Him.
Even though I often fill my Friday pages with run-on sentences and other affronts to grammar, The Gypsy Mama lets me keep writing free and wild for five minutes every Friday. This week's topic is "Delight", and if you want to write for five minutes, I hope you'll come join in. You can link up with everyone here: