Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Power Of His Great Love

“The Power Of His Great Love”
By Zach Wood
Romans 8:38-39

There’s something powerful about this passage every time I read it and share it with others.  I am always reminded that, no matter what happens in my life and what hard times I go through, God’s love will always be strong to protect and comfort me.  Jesus Christ went to the grave, but He rose and conquered sin and death!  There is nothing greater than the love that comes from God.  I am held by that love and promised that love will never go away.

For most of us, we are fully aware that God’s love will never end.  However, we know people who are hurting and struggling and they need to be reassured of God’s love and how deep it truly reaches and the pain that can be comforted by His love.  His love is greater and deeper than any ocean.  I am reminded of the song “Your Everlasting Love”.  His love is higher than the sky, deeper than the sea and it reaches out to the deepest hurt we could have.

I hope you are thankful that our Father is so strong that His love brings comfort that the world cannot give to us.  There is absolutely nothing that will take God’s love away from us.  His love is beyond our comprehension and is so strong that we’ll never realize exactly how much He truly loves us.  That, to me, is a fantastic feeling and I hope you feel that as well! 

The power of His true love is the most amazing love we could ever know.  The power of that great love of God is an encouragement to those that hurt so much today from the pressures of the world and its lies.  People hurt so much from others and the lies they have been told, but God promises a love that is greater than anything we could ever hope for or imagine.  A love that transcends anything we have ever known. 

I am so thankful for a love that powerful and beyond my comprehension.  That is a love unlike any other.  Do you believe in the power of His great love?

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Breathtaking Beauty

“Breathtaking Beauty”
By Zach Wood
Psalm 19:1

Out of all the wonderful things I’ve seen through my years of life, nothing takes my breath away like when I see a beautiful sunrise or a sunset.  I could be just taking a walk by myself, with my family or be in the car going somewhere.  No matter when I see a beautiful view like that, I want to stop and just take that all in!  I’m sure many of you feel the same about seeing a beautiful sunrise or sunset. 

In a movie I saw many years ago, two guys were sitting on a hill chatting.  They looked up at the beautiful sunset and one guy said, “Just look at that!  Yep, that’s the big guy!  Quite a paint brush He’s got!” 

That scene has been forever sketched into my mind and it was a great scene!  We could look at the beautiful view of a sunrise or sunset and know that God does, indeed, have quite a paintbrush, so to speak.  I like the view of mountains and hills, but nothing seems to compare to see a beautiful view in the sky of a sunset or sunrise.  It’s a beautiful view only made by the work of God’s hands. 

Years ago, I heard another quote about a sunset and it went like this, “God, I never thought purple and blue went together until I saw You put them into a sunset.”  What a response from a beautiful view only made by our Creator!

The heavens and skies do most certainly proclaim the work of His hands.  He is the awesome, Almighty Creator!  Let us always remember His beautiful Creation.