Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Block 100 God
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“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” 1 John 4:8
The first song I learned in Sunday school was “Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so.” I suspect this is one of the first songs that most American Christians learn. I never thought about it until now, but the significance of this being the FIRST song is profound. Of course it is the first song. God is love. God demonstrates every day that He wants us to know, believe, trust, feel and see that He loves us. Unconditionally.
God’s love is perfect. God’s perfect love begins with faith. With God’s love, faith takes the place of fear and worry. When we need comfort or protection, we can physically feel God’s loving arms around us. Solomon 2:6 assures us “His left hand is under my head, and his right hand embraces me.”
God’s love is steadfast. He will never leave us. Deuteronomy 31:8 reminds us that “… He will never leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
God’s love saves us from the punishment of hell. God loves us so much, He sent His son to die for us. No matter how many mistakes we have made, no matter how unworthy we think we are, God still loves us and wants us to turn to Him and share His love with others.
If we would JUST love others as God has loved us, there would be no war, no strife, no crime, no back-stabbing, and no ill-will toward others. Peace and plenty would rule the Earth. This utopia IS possible. We know this because God has given us the greatest love story ever written — the BIBLE. Yes, Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so!
I created an original block, simply named LOVE to represent God and the limitless love that he shows for us, day in and day out.
You will note that the Contrast color (representing God) surrounds the heart, just as God surrounds us with his love. The center of the heart is comprised of three block units, representing the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.