FROM THE PASTOR ..
Paul wrote to the Ephesians that he was praying for them. “I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge— that you may be filled to measure of the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:17-19) The Psalmist writes, “For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him.” (Psalm 103:11) The scope of God’s love is beyond description. To know God’s love is to be filled with God.
Elton Trueblood once wrote: “How do I want to be remembered? Not primarily as a Christian scholar but rather as a loving person. This can be the goal of every person.” How can we be loving?
We need to remember, “God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Rom. 5:8) We need to share God’s love as Jesus taught us: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matt. 22:39) We need to love God. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” (Mark 12:30)
Rick Warren wrote: “The best use of life is love. The best expression of love is time. The best time to love is now.” Our response to God’s love is praise. “I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples. For great is your love, higher than the heavens.” (Psalm 108:3-4) Let’s respond right now. Now is the best time for our love.
~ Pastor Ken