Monday, December 2, 2013

Pastor's Ponderings: December 2, 2013

The song writers Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster wrote, “Love is a
many splendored thing.”  Sadly, circumstances in life can cause us to
question whether we are loved, special, or even respected.  Sometimes,
we may feel unworthy of love because of our past mistakes or convinced
that we will never earn someones love because of abusive or
manipulative relationships.

In the Bible, the apostle Paul came to a marvelous understanding about
God’s love towards mankind (Ephesians 5:38, 39). Our Heavenly Father
wants us to know that nothing that we have done, are doing, or will do
can stand between Him and us. Nothing, period. He loves us, He accepts
us, and His love is unconditional.  That does not mean that He will
overlook disobedience or fail to discipline us if we sin, but God's
love never waivers despite our actions. The Bible says "love covers a
multitude of sins" (1 Peter 4:8).

Today, you or someone you know may need to realize they are special
and loved by God. Please remember today that God loves you and there
is nothing that you can do about it.

Please comment below and
 share what the love of God means to you.

Romans 8:38, 39 New International Version (NIV)

38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor
demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will
be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus
our Lord.

1 Peter 4:8 Amplified Bible (AMP)

Above all things have intense and unfailing love for one another,
for love covers a multitude of sins [forgives and disregards the
offenses of others].

Ephesians 1:5, 6

5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus
Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us
accepted in the beloved.

Hebrews 12:6 Common English Bible (CEB) 

6 because the Lord disciplines whoever he loves, and he punished every son or daughter whom he accepts.

1 comment:

Denise said...

This is a great reminder that God loves us and that His love is everlasting!