As I picked up the phone, I knew something was wrong. My wife was crying. The doctor had just pronounced our 2-year-old son profoundly deaf, a diagnosis that informed us of his inability to hear. We had no perspective on how to process this diagnosis, just that the doctor said he would never effectively enter the hearing or deaf communities, and it was scary.
God is love! If I am made in His image, then loving must be my attribute, unless I refuse to acknowledge my new creation reality. So, of necessity, I am love. I am not to try to love because His love has been shed abroad in my heart by the Holy Spirit. It is part of the redemption package. It’s a restoration reality.
I am not typically an angry person. I even received the Gentle in Spirit Award as a young Christian camp counselor. But if you scan my browser history, you will find a recently read an article titled “Why Has Quarantine Made Me So Angry?”
Peace is something that so many of us long for and look for, particularly in what our world has been through these last few months.
How much more will God give good things to those that ask Him? We’re limited in our understanding; we’re limited in our ability in comparison with God. There is no comparison!
Some people may think of God as someone who might change His mind at any time about whether He will be merciful. But if you follow Jesus, you can EXPECT forgiveness from your heavenly Father! No need to doubt or question or worry.
We can read the Bible all we want, but if we are not picking up the true meaning of what God is trying to convey to us, we might as well be reading a fairy tale. There is a sharp contrast between the Old and New Testaments, and it can be seen as “before the cross” and “after the cross.”