In her book, Praying God’s Word, Beth Moore expands this verse through personal reflection.
How do we “abide” in the love of God? We dwell no further from His side than the place we are most keenly aware of His great affection. Was it not the disciple who reclined against Christ Jesus who saw himself as the “beloved disciple”?
Place your ear against the chest of the Savior so that, when troubled times come, you will not know what will befall you, but you can hear the steady pulse of the boundless love of Him who holds you.
When I read Beth’s words this week, the vision of having my ear against Christ’s chest and hearing/feeling His heartbeat stayed with me. And, add the part about Him holding me, and that brings a flood of comfort. There is no more secure place in this life.
I pray you have found your place with Christ where you feel the steady pulse of His boundless love, and that you have a blessed and spectacular Sunday!