"If the God you believe in as an idea doesn’t start showing up in what happens to you in your own life, you have as much cause for concern as if the God you don’t believe in as an idea does start showing up. It is absolutely crucial, therefore, to keep in constant touch with what is going on in your own life’s story and to pay close attention to what is going on in the stories of others’ lives. If God is present anywhere, it is in those stories that God is present. If God is not present in those stories, then they are scarcely worth telling." ~ Frederick Buechner

03 April 2012

Oh, the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus*

This Holy Week, as we watch life budding spring green on tree branches and pushing through the soil, I pray that you know how deeply the Creator of the world loves you, just as you are.

Before you drew your first breath, He loved you.

He loved you before you were a thought in your parents' heads. 

He loved you two thousand years ago when He chose to die for you.

I pray that you know this ... really KNOW this. And I pray that you are overwhelmed with gratitude.

Remember who you are to Him this week.

And remember why He died.

*Title of hymn by Samuel T. Francis

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