How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights.
Psalms 36:7-8 ESV
I think we sometimes think that God’s love is reserved for those for whom Christ died. But His love isn’t limited to those He grants eternal life to. Maybe we’re the only ones His love is precious to, but we’re not the only ones to recieve it.
As David says here, the children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of God’s wings. When people get into troubles, their gut reaction, whether they’re believers or not, tends to be prayers for help. God doesn’t just look after His people, but is gracious to all.
People feast on the abundance of God’s house. He provides us our daily bread. He satisfies our spiritual hunger for goodness. Every need we have is met in Him.
We can drink from God’s river of delights. The Bible isn’t just a gift to God’s people but to the world, to enable us to get to know Him. We can drink deeply of its teachings and find in it fulfilment for our souls.
“Oh God our Father, we want to thank You that there are no outsiders to Your love. We acknowledge that every good gift is from Your hands, and ask that You would provide for our needs. To the praise of Your glory, amen”