Faith started our meeting by reading a few verses from Hebrews 12 – Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus – let’s consider Him! What a great start to our time together!
We welcomed Graham Dawson for his first visit to us. Graham’s message was all about Love – that agapé love – the spontaneous feeling which leads to self-giving – a love that longs to give rather than to receive. God expresses His love for us; He is concerned for our welfare and wants the best for us. He also gives without expecting anything in return. While we were still sinners and sunk in all of our mess, Christ died for us. 1 John 4 v 16 says, “we know and rely on the love God has for us.” Amen!
It is so comforting to know that God is loving towards all He has made (Psalm 145 v 17); that He loves us with an everlasting love, has drawn us with His unfailing kindness and that nothing can separate us from His love – absolutely nothing (Romans 8 v 28)! His love is deep enough to meet all of our needs.
And because He loves each one of us personally, Graham shared that:
We are able to love God in return.
We must love our brothers and sisters – Jesus commanded it!
We should have a desire to tell others about His love.
We can be secure in whatever is happening in our lives because He will hold us fast.
We were reminded of that old song:
Jesus’s love is very wonderful – Oh wonderful love.
So high you can’t get over it,
So low you can’t get under it,
So wide you can’t get round it,
Oh, wonderful love.
A beautiful message which left us all with a cozy glow. How wonderful is our God!