God's Love

God is Love

1 John 3:16 "This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us."

Sometimes an adult tells a child, "God does not love you when you are bad." That is really not true. God always loves us. God loves us when things are going well and when things are going wrong. He loves us when in hurt and anger we ask why. God hates our sins but loves us sinners. 

A Light in the Darkness

The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. John 1:5

Nine-year-old Brent was in second grade when most children his age were in fourth. He was big, clumsy, and learning was always a struggle. But Brent was also a gentle child who would always defend the underdog, and was well liked by his classmates. Brent’s parents encouraged him to audition for the Sunday school Christmas service. He wanted to be a shepherd, but the teacher in charge of casting made him an innkeeper. She figured Brent’s size would lend believability to the role when he refused a room to the holy family. Mother and father helped with his lines and during rehearsals all came off without a hitch. Brent was firm telling Joseph, “There’s no room in the inn.”