“Call to Me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things which you have not known.”
2 Peter 3:9
“The Lord is not slow about His promise as some count slowness, but is forbearing toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.”
Last Sunday was Remembrance Sunday when we remembered, with thanksgiving, our brave service men and women, who have given their lives sacrificially so that others might live in freedom. Jesus said “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” In dying on the cross Jesus demonstrated the extent of His love for us. It wasn’t that He had an unloving Father Who sent Him cruelly to the cross. Quite the opposite – the unconditional, unmerited, extravagant love of God the Father for us, His creation, His fallen children, and the love of God the Son, are what compelled Jesus to the cross. There He died in our place, so that our sins are forgiven, and so that God can have His children back. We are forever grateful and remember Jesus’ death, and resurrection, every time we take communion. May we love Him back always out of awe and wonder and gratitude.
Prayer: Lord, as we have the Covid-19 virus pandemic in the forefront of our minds, may we also remember how You show Your faithfulness to us every day in all circumstances that we face. Thank You for Your extravagant love for us. Help us remember. Amen