Friday, August 18, 2006
God loves us THIS much!
Did any of you ever read that book that has those two rabbits, I think a father and a son explaining how much they love each other? My sister Ruth gave that book to me when I was little, I'm not sure were it is now.
I've been thinking about some stuff lately. Stuff like my insecurities, my failings and how God loves me despite of all of those failings.
My family changed churches over 2 years ago, my old church was our family. Leaving them was a hard thing to do, but not as hard for me as leaving the youth group was. I knew it was coming, my Dad wasn't pleased with the youth group. It just hit me so hard.
God gave me a supporter, an encourager to help me. One thing that he said was that he hoped that I "could be an instrumental instrument for the one who loves you soo much to kick you out of your comfort world."
That change of church and youth group was the best thing for me, I wasn't happy about it at the time. But God loved me enough to prod me out of that comfortable world I lived in to move me to this new place that has blessed me so much. God's planning is amazing, but that's not really the point, He loved me enough to see the big picture, He saw what would do me the greatest good.
God's love has many facets, it is so full... So full of love, self-less love, patient love and the list would go on to say things I haven't learned about His love yet.
God loves us how we are, we don't have to be a "cookie cutter Christian" I'm still discovering what that means for me, but I know that I am a child of God and He loves me a whole bunch, even if I'm just like Little Nutbrown Hare, unable to jump very high.