Now we learn to love God deeper than ever before. To let Him engulf us in His Love
so that those around us (whether they agree with us or not) know that they are important.
Many will continue to be outraged by the culture of heaven being displayed as it clashes with every ideal they’ve sworn on for life.
Yom Kippur is the perfect picture of the gospel, the good news, the whole plan of salvation.
This journey would end in death but the ultimate irony ~ Victory over it! That’s always God’s way ~ Good out of bad!
Just like hunger makes us angry or an intense love makes us feel like fighting, money can control our actions too. We can be greedy, frivolous, wise or generous. We can also feel burdened or at peace.
When we fail to live like we believe we are unconditionally loved in our everyday lives, we demonstrate that Jesus’ death and resurrection were not enough of a sacrifice to cover our sin.
What good does it do if we only love those who love us in return? Even evildoers can love other evildoers. Where is the righteousness in that? Where is the reward?
Is He enough? Because if He is, why am I constantly searching for fleeting momentary glimpses of the approval of others?
How difficult those many long years of waiting for the prodigal son to return must have been for the father, though the actual transformation only took a moment.