The worship team at our church has been learning this song, and I love the image it portrays of God's love as wild, untamable, and unstoppable!
Before we dig deep into the hard questions of real life on earth, we need to understand one thing clearly: real love lets you choose. God is love. Love is the foundation of his universe, his government. As we saw in the story of creation, He wants loving relationships with the creatures in his universe. … Continue reading Love Lets You Choose
So if God is love, and he created the world based on love, how come everything is so screwed up? Well, that's the million dollar question, isn't it? That's the thing everybody wants to know. If God is love, how can he let two little boys be ripped out of their mother's arms to drown … Continue reading Where’s the Love?
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in … Continue reading Nope, Not One Thing
Thanks to reader (and friend!) Susie who shared this with me over on Facebook. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. It's a catchy little tune, and what a great message to have stuck in your head!
In the beginning God (Genesis 1:1) was the Word (John 1:1), and the Word was Love (1 John 4:16). Looking at the first chapters of Scripture, we find a portrait of the God whose unfathomable Love forms the foundation for everything we know. This is a God who creates a world built around companionship. He … Continue reading In the Beginning was Love
God loved the people of this world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who has faith in him will have eternal life and never really die. God did not send his Son into the world to condemn its people. He sent him to save them! John 3:16-17 CEV
Have you met Jesus? If not, you may have totally the wrong idea about who he is. Let's say Jesus is a zebra. He's wild, one-of-a-kind, spectacular, untamable. But not everybody will tell you that. The Republicans have one kind of Jesus, the Presbyterians have another kind, the preacher on the corner has a third. … Continue reading Jesus is a Zebra, or Why You Should Read the Gospels Yourself
The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: "I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness." Jeremiah 31:3 NIV
"God is love" (1 John 4:16), and that's what this blog is about. But of course, the whole premise that God is love begins with the premise that God IS. He has to exist in order to be anything. I spent a lot of time in college wrestling with this idea, and really it’s a … Continue reading God Is?