Lectionary readings for today:
Morning: Ps. 27; 147:12-20
Evening: Ps. 126; 102
God loved the people of this world so much that ye gave his only Son, so
that everyone who has faith in him will have eternal life and never really
die. – John 3:16
It amazes me how God could send his only child, Son, to Earth to save me. He knew that his Son would be scorned, mocked, and rejected by so many; yet, God chose to allow this suffering. I stand in awe that someone would willingly give up his life for me. How much God loves me and everyone, yet people still reject God’s love today. He loves me in spite of my many shortcomings and complaints. It reminds me of Kitty Chappell’s writing, Love’s Response:
He stood there in his soggy, smelly diaper –
a helpless creature
reaching up to his father.
I marveled that anyone could love this
enough to lift him up,
kiss him, and care for his needs.
I heard your whisper, Lord,
And I remembered how I came to you –
heartbroken and dirty
from playing in the world.
Thank you, Father,
for picking me up
and loving me
through my unloveliness.