Thursday, February 24, 2011

Just Think About It!

Imagine waking up every morning, wandering into the bathroom, rubbing the sleep from your eyes and finding this post-it-note reminder on the mirror....

Good Morning!  This is God.
I will be handling all your problems today.
I will not need your help.
So have a good day!
I love you!

.... an anecdote from Sunday's sermon last week at Covenant Presbyterian Church here in Naples, Florida.  It was part and parcel of a thought-provoking exposition of Romans 5 concerning the issue of how we are viewed by Our Maker in heaven.

Our 'RIGHTeousness' doesn't depend on us.
God's love is unconditional.
(We don't truly 'get' the term unconditional do we?)
His grace is sufficient.  
No matter how many times we falter, 
he will persevere with us to the end.
To the end.
No matter what.
Christianity is not about a religion that does good.
It's not even about religion.
It's about a relationship with the source of all goodness.
It's about helpless children of the first Adam RUNNING to the second Adam for the righteous life that they can NEVER manufacture on their own.

Jesus loves me, yes I know.
For the Bible tells me so.

Enormously comforting I'd say.


  1. AMEN! Thank God we are not in control. His unconditional love is much more perfect and complete then we can ever imagine.

  2. Hi Jo,
    Hope you are enjoying the weather in South West Florida. Have you seen my sister at all? I am going to pretend that the note is there for me to read. because it is so important to remeber that god will handle our problems and that He will love us always. I look forward to your thought provoking posts
    Take good care
    Hugs, Joanne

  3. Beloved Joanne M.
    ....and God accomplishes the greatest refinement by 'seeing' us thru the fires of difficulty. *sigh* Hang in there girl, you are so loved!

  4. Jo,
    I should have edited my post. Bad mistakes. My bad, but thanks for your encouragement nevertheless!

  5. Joanne - you just perked up my day - thanks for that thought...

    Judy Dam Williams


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