I’m joining in on Critty Joy’s “Word Filled Wednesday” for the first time today…I love her site, friends. She is one faithful lady and I so enjoy her reflections. I have been blogging for three months now and just discovered that she did this meme each Wednesday so you can call me a slow-learner, yes. That would be accurate.
The idea is that you find a photograph that includes the word of God. I am cheating a little bit because while my image is not a Bible verse, it is one that grabbed me when I was looking at my options.
So often, we can get away from what we are really all about. The meetings. The studies. The debates. The splitting of hairs of “Do we do Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny?” (for the record, we do) and “Do we drink alcohol?” (we do that, too.) Sometimes we can forget what being a Christian truly entails. Myself included.
But when push comes to shove and all the chips are on the table, the bottom line is that He is about love. Plain and simple. Just that.
I did a Beth Moore study this past fall called “Measureless Love”. She illustrates God’s love for us in a way that reaches even the doubters. She uses science to show us how amazing it is that God even created a universe that would allow sustainable life to even exist. The basic premise was that we can’t even FATHOM the love He has for us.
And for me, this is really all I need. It serves as a model for how to love my children, makes me feel not so alone when I feel like I’m the sole-soldier, and softens my heart when I just want to scream at the very people I love the most.
Thank you, thank you for your love. Thank you, thank you for your grace. It’s truly just that simple.