"We are not the sum of what others imagine us to be. We are who we are, regardless of others thoughts about us. The same goes for God.
God is who He is, regardless of our belief or unbelief.
He is the great I AM (I AM enough!)
He loves all because He is love.
His holiness cannot be imagined or fathomed.
He wants every single soul to believe in and accept His son, Jesus, His perfect gift to mankind for forgiveness, salvation and redemption.
I could not stand and try to account for my sins without Jesus to cover me. I praise God I won't have to, because He made a way through Jesus Christ! His life, death and resurrection made a way for a lost sinner like me and this is His plan for good for us all, because He wants no one to be separated from Him now or eternally."
In reading this post, it caused me to pause and to reflect on just how much God loves us and how He went to great lengths to make a way for us to be in relationship with Him now and forevermore. His redemptive plan may seem unthinkable and untrue to some, because the idea of giving up His only Son as a sacrifice to atone for our sins and redeem us just doen't seem real, but it's true, it really happened.
This Memorial Day, I found myself imagining all of the moms and dads throughout the world who have suffered the death of their own son or daughter who's life was sacrificed for liberty and freedom. Thoughts of real people losing their children on the battle fields fighting against the enemies of liberty and freedom made me stop and think about what an unthinkable sacrifice that is as there are so many graves that mark a life "layed down" for our Country. And, to think that God gave His only Son that we might be saved and free forever - I'm just shaking my head in awe and wonder trying to wrap my heart around such amazing love!
We are loved more than we will ever know this side of Heaven, but how blessed we are, but, do we really count the cost?
In Christ Always,
Angie "a mom like you"