In my last post, I reminisced (“to indulge in enjoyable recollection of past events”) about a time in the Middle East singing a song with others to the Lord God called:
“There Is None Like You.”
It’s so true, isn’t it? There is no one like the Lord!
Listen to those who wrote such words thousands of years ago:
“Among the (pagan) gods there is none like You, Lord; no deeds can compare with Yours.” (Dawud – David – in The Zabur – the Psalms – chapter 86, verse 8)
“You are great, O Lord God; for there is none like You, and there is no God besides You. . .” (Dawud – David – in the Bible, the first book of Samuel, chapter 7, verse 22)
“There is none like You, O Lord; You are great, and great is Your name in might.” (the Prophet Jeremiah in the Bible, chapter 10, verse 6)
“Who would not fear You, O King of the nations? Indeed it is Your due! For among all the wise men of the nations and in all their kingdoms, there is none like You.” (the Prophet Jeremiah in the Bible, chapter 10, verse 7)
Yes, we can say it, shout it, sing it, write it, meditate on it:
“Oh Lord, there is none like You!”
I harken back to that morning in the Middle East when we were singing these words to the Lord:
“There is none like You.
No one else can touch my heart like You do,
I can search for all eternity Lord
And find, there is none like You.
Suddenly, something struck me. Something so simple but so profound. So joyful but so humbling.
The Lord was speaking back to me these (almost identical) words:
“There is none like you.
No one else can touch my heart like you do.
I can search for all eternity, Mark,
And find, there is none like you.”
I believe He is speaking these words to to all of us who truly love Him, worship Him, obey Him.
Would you try something? Just put your name there and listen to the Lord of heaven and earth, the Creator, the One and Only God say to you – yes, you. . .
“Ahmed, Peter, Mahmoud, John, Fatima, Ali, Mary, Miriam, Mohammed, Abdullah, Amani, Donna, Amy, Omar, Falestine. . .there is none like you. No one else can touch my heart like you do, I can search for all eternity and find, there is none like you.”
Can you believe that? Can you hear God say something like that to. . .you?
It’s true you know. You are absolutely unique to Him.
There is no one else – there will never be anyone else – exactly like the you He created.
And there is no one else who can touch His heart like you can either.
So you see, there is none like you.
What a God to express that love to us, His creation!
May this knowledge prompt us to seek Him, know Him, and love Him in return. . .with all our hearts.