Thursday, April 26, 2018

Unfailing

Love always protects.

Love always trusts.

Love always hopes.

Love always perseveres.

Love never fails.

Though I fail, daily, love never fails. Though I love imperfectly, love never fails. Though I hate sometimes, love never fails. Though I make mistakes - way too many, all the time - love never fails. I miss the mark, I show conditional love, I get easily angered, I'm defensive - all the while love never fails. Baptize my mind in Love. Please.





Monday, April 16, 2018

God's Contradictions


Now that you are a father, you have perhaps found that you tell your son seemingly opposite and contradictory things. If he is afraid and won't go out of the house, you tell him to be brave and take risks. If he is about to run out onto a busy highway, you grab him and tell him to listen to you and be careful. A good father who knows and loves his children will do both and say both things, depending on what they need to hear.

If we really do have a loving Father in heaven who knows us more than we know ourselves and loved us enough to send His Son to die for us, He is not going to stop challenging us, directing us, teaching us, and growing us, even if that means confusing our small brains sometimes with seeming contradictions.