What would happen if we would #liveloved?
When scripture says God so loved the world, it doesn’t mean he loves only the wealthy or the male or the American or the white skinned or the baby after a certain stage of development or the heterosexual person or the citizen or the people who contribute financially/are beneficial to society.
God is not afraid of your questions. He welcomes you to wrestle with Him. Don’t fear His response when you ask Him things that seem larger than life. He is big enough to handle them.
So when Christ talks of God’s kingdom coming to the earth, He is not referencing some intangible concept, he is talking about us as a restored and reconciled people – a people who are works of art.
When you are tired and overworked, ignored or cast aside, God asks you, “Do you know who you are?”
God is not confined by space and time, but because He is Love He meets us where we are at.
He loved so he chose creation out of man’s destruction in the garden. A story he knew he would create before the formless was formed.
When we hand over control, God doesn’t just salvage and jerry-rig our life to become a somewhat functioning machine. He makes us brand new so when people see us, the mess is replaced by a new creation, reflecting a whole, image-bearer of God.