God loves us all — and that’s awesome

God loves us all — and that’s awesome

By: By REV. JERRY LEGGETT

The Messenger 06.19.08 Written by members of the Obion County Ministerial Association “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever would believe in Him would not perish but have everlasting life.” — John 3:16 From this passage, we can see that Jesus loves each of us, the whole world. If we look further to I Corinthians 13, we can see love in detail. Listen to what has been written about I Corinthians 13: Because God loves me, He is slow to lose patience with me. Because God loves me, He takes the circumstances of my life and uses them in a constructive way for my growth. Because God loves me, He has no need to impress me with how great and powerful He is because He is God. Nor does He belittle me as His child in order to show me how important He is. Because God loves me, He is for me. He wants me to mature and develop in His love. Because God loves me, He does not send down His wrath on every little mistake, of which are many. Because God loves me, He does not keep score of all my sins and then beat me over the head with them whenever He gets a chance. Because God loves me, He is deeply grieved when I do not walk in the ways that please Him because He sees this as evidence that I don’t trust Him and love as I should. Because God loves me, He rejoices when I experience His power and strength and stand up under pressure of life for His name’s sake. Because God loves me, He keeps working patiently with me even when I feel like giving up. Because God loves me, He keeps on trusting me when at times I don’t even trust Him. Because God loves me, He never forsakes me even though many times my friends might. God loves each of us and as we look at our life, it is simply awesome that He loves us. The Rev. Jerry Leggett Associate Pastor Second Baptist Church Union City

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