Monday, February 7, 2011

February 7 - Hearts Toward God

Our Father gives us to believe in Him.

We spoke yesterday of the limitations He has because He will not force His love upon us, but He gives us to believe, and He orders the planet and all the universe that we may see and know the wonders of His love.

What of earthquake and famine? What of them? We love while the earth trembles and gather our loved ones near, and when others are hungry, those with hearts toward God send food and go in person among those they do not know, even among their enemies, to help and heal. Faith, hope and love abide, when mountains crumble, and the greatest of those is love.

Is it not possible that if someone had been listening, they would not have built homes along the fault? We don’t think about that very often. Suffer we shall, and questions shall we have, but lives to no purpose and pointless deaths are unknown among the people of God. If we live and are born anew to a living hope, we have not lived in vain, not by any stretch of the imagination.

We are given to believe. The apostle Paul wrote, “. . . the life that I live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”

With God, it isn’t the trembling earth or the encroaching famine that we need fear, it is that we should live without faith, for it is given to us to believe.

When we fear today, let it be that we should walk about town or in our homes without faith in God, and even then, let us rejoice that such a sun need never rise upon us again.

Wall mural at DeGrazia's
"Mission in the Sun"
Tucson, AZ
photo by Kerry

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