How Do You Explain God’s Love

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Could we with ink the ocean fill

And were the skies of parchment made

Were every stalk on earth a quill

And every man a scribe by trade

To write the love of God above

Would drain the ocean dry

Nor could the scroll contain the whole

Though stretched from sky to sky

O Love of God, how rich and pure

How marvelous and strong

It shall forever more endure

The saints and angels song

F.M.Lehman Public Domain

How Do You Explain Love

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How do you explain Love
to someone
who’s never known
nor seen it?

How do you explain Love
to thirsty
hearts bent to
receive it?

How do you explain love
to seekers
giving all
to find it?

“This is real love–not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins”—1 John 4:10 NLB

“You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart”—Jeremiah 29:13 NASB

“No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him”—John 1:18 NAS

You’re Not Alone

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Lay to rest ghosts’ lying shadows,

Put them away where they belong.

Embrace Truth of timeless ages,

God is Love and on His Throne.

 

Lay to rest life’s dis-appointments,

Put them away where they belong.

Embrace Love’s Divine appointments,

Walk with Me, you’re not alone.

When You Can’t Do It Alone

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What’s the one thing in your life you cannot do for yourself?

Here’s the good news to tuck into our hearts today.

“He has said My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12: 9).

When I look at this precious treasure of truth within God’s Word, I am reminded…

The One who laid down His life for me, is willing to pour His life and strength through me.

And for you!

This is His promise to hold on to through all the seasons of our lives.

He—Jesus Christ, Lord and Master
has said— taught and encouraged
My Grace—gracious gift of favor, loving-kindness and power
is—right now in this moment
sufficient— more than enough to meet your need
for you—yes He knows you by name
for power— His power flows through our weakness like dynamite
is perfected—to finish and complete the process of our journey of faith
in weakness—human strength of body and soul

Thank you El Shaddai, our All Sufficient Lord and Master for pouring your
strength and power through our weakness. Light up our lives today with
the radiance of Jesus and empower us as over-comers through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Heaven Sent

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Yesterday the heavens opened
and sent soaking rain upon the parched earth.

Today heaven-sent snow blankets the earth
like a mother putting her baby to sleep,
and a pause from heaven—

“Be still and know I am God.”

Tis showers of blessings sometimes sent through trials,
softening thirsty hearts to receive
living water from heaven.

And the snow a reminder—
“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”

 

Reflections from: Ezekiel 34:26, Psalm 46:10, Isaiah 55:1, Isaiah 1:18