REFLECTION ON GOD’S ENDURING LOVE

 

For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
(1 Corinthians 13:12)   

Remembering the innocent child whom we must become again to enter heaven;

Embracing the warmth of family love and protection in our youth;

Facing the reality that evil exists– shaking our belief in innocence and protection;

Leaning on the Lord when doubting the direction for our future;

Emerging as the children of God through faith, obedience, and baptism;

Changing our lives as new Christians to follow in the path of Christ;

Transitioning to an outward focus on others;

Investing in quiet time with the Lord in prayer;

Owning the legacy of suffering as a Christian in this world;

Needing to hold onto faith until the last age when the child in us returns home.

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Remembering the past, reflecting on the present,

embracing the future–which God holds.

And now abide faith, hope, love, these three;

but the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13)

Faith: Isaiah 41:10 “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will uphold you. . .”

Hope: 2 Corinthians 4:16 “Therefore we do not lose heart.  Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.

Love: Matthew 28:20 “. . . and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

God is with us always:

at birth—through life—in death—

in heaven . . . waiting–for us to come home.

(Sharon G. Tate blog 07/12/2020 ) teacherforjesus.com    Meditations on God’s Word