It is often a bit overwhelming to stop and meditate on just how much God loves us. It is true however, that God loves us each and every one completely, fully and unconditionally.
I think that one of the things that stops so many of us from fully experiencing this wonderful love of God is that we feel we could not be worthy of such devotion and outpouring of love. After all, which one of us has earned the love of God? Which one of us has lived a life completely as God would have us live our life? Or still yet, our perception of how God desires us to live our lives cannot possibly measure up to how God really wants us to live our lives.
How could God possibly love us so unconditionally in all of our humanness? As humans we make so many mistakes, and as humans we also use that as an excuse for the mistakes that we make. God sent Jesus, the Christ, onto our earth as a human being and Jesus knows what it is like to live a human life, with all of its temptations and with all of its fears and doubts. Still, it is this perfect love of God that carries us through all those times of fear and doubt and that leads us to experiencing a greater life when we trust in this love of God, always right where we are.
I would encourage you to take a few moments, and take them often, to sit quietly and contemplate just how much God loves you.
“This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.” (John 3: 16)
Affirmation: “It is the love of God that lights the path before me, leading me to wondrous new expressions of God’s blessing.”
Rev. Jefferson Beeker
We live our lives one thought at a time. Let each of those thoughts really count for something wonderful.
Be prepared to change your thinking and change your life. Please join us each Sunday at 5:30 PM in our Social Hall at First Christian Church, North Hollywood, CA for our Contemporary Celebration and Praise service. Come as you are and enjoy an hour of great music from our wonderful band and singers, inspiring messages and good fellowship. Those things in life that you have been seeking have also been seeking you. Now is a good time to receive them. We will lift one another to live exciting, abundant new lives of possibility and purpose.
Also, join me on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8 PM for an hour of guided and silent meditation, reflection, affirmation and prayer. As always, we will share communion together. Everyone is welcome. We are an open and affirming congregation.
First Christian Church, North Hollywood, 4390 Colfax Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604. http://www.fccnh.org
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