Good Folks, it is Friday, July 21, 2017. For some school districts in North Dallas, it is one month before students start to arrive. Pray for the administrators, teachers, aides, support staff, kitchen staff, PTA organizations, volunteers and the host of countless others that part of are seen and rarely recognized and/or acknowledged. To all, we salute you.
In looking through a stack of pocket calendars that I have collected over the many years, which have phone numbers, dates to remember and sayings that captured my interest, I came across one that I would like to share. Enjoy.
“God never began to love us.”
First, I have no idea where I came across these words. Second, it reminds me of the scripture text from First John, chapter four, verse 19, “We love because he first loved us.”
I am always reminded that we are to understand God’s love for us as a special and intimate relationship, which is ultimately expressed publically. So it is with other relationships that we have, such as: husband and wife, parent(s) to child(ren), teacher to students, and the list of combinations are endless.
There is a flip side to this coin. Someone else reading this statement could also interpret as an opportunity to denounce the existence of God, much less any inkling of God’s love.
I choose to believe that God always, before Genesis 1:1, loved humanity. I believe that it is possible to love a child before this child is conceived. There are many things about the nature of God that are not understandable. What I do understand about God is his grace, forgiveness and the desire for all to come to the full knowledge of the joy of his salvation (Psalm 51:12).
Blessings from Duncanville, Pastor Frank