I recently started meditating on Psalm 107:9 which says: “For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.” Yesterday morning I was focusing on the second word “he”. Who does this represent? God obviously, but who is “he”? As I pondered who the One is that gave this promise, the Lord overwhelmed me with his love and mercy!
“O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.” Psalm 34:8
“He” is the God who created and sustains the entire universe, who spins the earth in space. “He” is the Alpha and Omega the beginning and the end. This whole thing is HIS story. His doing. His plan. “He” is the One who gives me each breath that I take. “He” gave me two eyes to SEE, two ears to hear, a mouth to communicate, feet to walk, a mind and heart to know and understand.
“He” graced the flower with a fragrant perfume and put the glitter in their petals. “He” made the stars, so enormous, yet to our eyes they look like sparkles in the sky. “He” created the lovely moon and the warm sunshine.
“He” created man who rebelled against him almost immediately. We deserved to be crushed by this King of Kings, yet he had mercy. “He” sent his Son to earth to pay the penalty and be the Sinbearer for our rebellion, and we spit in his face (Matt. 26:63-67). Again he should have crushed us, yet in his tender mercy he did not. Instead, he crushed his beloved Son Jesus, pouring out all of the wrath that we deserved, because of our rebellion to the Lord of all Lords. “…for the first time in all eternity He would experience the ultimate effect of sin: alienation from His Father.” -Elyse Fitzpatrick. He did this to make a way for us know GOD, the very One we rebelled against. This satisfied God’s wrath and he raised Jesus from the dead.
THEN, through Jesus he not only made us servants of the most High God, He not only adopted us as his children. In God’s story, He gave us the cherished, precious, treasured role as the BRIDE of CHRIST! This, is “HE” who “satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry with goodness.”
Remember and REJOICE in his mercy today.