Eugene Peterson was a well-known pastor, scholar and poet most known for his paraphrase of the Bible called The Message
. Even Bono was a fan.
Peterson's son, Leif, wrote a poem for his memorial service last month telling of his father's secret. His father's secret was that despite having written 99 books, he had only one message:
“For 50 years you steal into my room at night and whispered softly to my sleeping head. It’s the same message over and over: ‘God loves you. He’s on your side. He’s coming after you. He’s relentless.'”
May these words work their way deep into the soil of you spirit today.