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Pastor's Perspective

God Is Love :

The Bible tells us that God IS Love:

1 John_4:8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 John_4:16 So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

Every year that I am alive, I get closer to God, and I learn to Love more!

Have you ever compared what we know about God to what we know about Love?

Have you noticed that you can cause hatred, but you cannot cause Love?

Have you noticed that you cannot make anyone Love you?

Have you noticed that Love, like God, will not let itself be forced into your life?

Have you noticed that you have the ability to walk away from both Love and God, but you do not have the ability to cause either one to be in your life, or either one to cease to exist?

Have you noticed that though you cannot cause either to enter your life, if you open your heart both God and Love will enter your life?

Have you noticed that you must learn to forgive completely in order to experience the fullness of both God and Love in your life?

Have you noticed that you are lost and miserable when you do not have God and Love in your life?

Have you noticed that God and Love can be completely misunderstood, and people have done all manner of horrific things in the name of each?

Have you noticed that other things can be mistaken for or be allowed to take the place of God or Love in your life?

Have you noticed that when they do, things seem to be a huge mess?

Have you noticed that people blame God and Love for their pain; have you noticed ironically, that the pain is really only the lack of either one?

Have you noticed that Love and God are the fullest in your life when you are truthful, grateful, humble, caring, forgiving, and loving others?

Have you noticed that Love and God are both completely accepting of us with all of our flaws?

Have you noticed that God and Love are everywhere and, when we open our hearts to realize it, always with us?

Have you noticed that your life is overflowing with joy when you are experiencing the fullness of God and Love!

I have come to believe that sharing Love with anyone is really just sharing God!

That’s why it feels so wonderful to share!

The best that I can do is to allow Love to happen and share it everywhere I possibly can!

God is Love!

“They will know we are Christians by our Love.”

 

Love First…Love Always!

God Bless You

With Love, Pastor Brent