|a tree gives glory to God by being a tree. a dog, in this case, Silas,|
gives the Creator glory by being a dog. So, too, we give glory
to God by being, you guessed it, ourselves.
this photo is taken during a recent hike at the
Campbell Creekside Outdoor Center for Environmental Education at LC.
Friend, you are loved.
Strong or weak…
Wise or foolish…
Faithful or floundering…
Doubtful or certain…
No matter what, you are loved. No judgment. No condemnation. No expectations.
So much so, God in Christ came to offer you
The gift of
Here is something else we must remember.
Paul mentions it,
Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us. 35Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36As it is written,
‘For your sake we are being killed all day long;
we are accounted as sheep to be slaughtered.’
37No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
God loves you.
Let go of whatever it is that prevents you from believing this simple truth.
Name whatever season you are in or whatever part of this journey called life or faith or salvation, and know that Christ is present with you.
Take hold of the good news illuminated by the Spirit or ‘Spark of Universe’ that dwells inside you, and live freely as yourself.
It’s why God created you.
It’s why Jesus rescued you.
It’s how the Spirit reveals the Triune God in your life.
God is big enough to handle the entirety of who you are…
Who we are…
It’s the reason why you are
Join us Sunday. There’ll be a parade, palm branches, and proclamations of God’s presence in our lives…even with the cross of Good Friday in the distance.
Until then, rest in the assurance that in life and in death, we belong entirely to God.