Sunday, February 5, 2012 12:15:58 AM
The belief that Jesus is not only a savior in the big. That He didn't die to save thousand, but the fact that He died for YOU. In the end this adds up to thousand, but He would miss you if you didn't want to follow Him. This is true! In Lucas 15, 4-7. It is written a parable about the sheep that was missing but now is found. I recommend you to read it if you haven't read it before. Even if you have, read it again! It's a great reminder on God's love.
God's love.. what is that really, is God love?
As we grow older in wisdom and age, we have different views on who God is, and how He is. We have a personal God...
When I was really young, like kindergarten young I saw God as an old smart man with a long white beard, dressed in a rope and surrounded by light and clouds. And my biggest dream was to play with a lion in heaven, and see the lion and lamb play along. Also to see my grandfather again.
I'm not sure why it is like this, maybe it's because without knowing our parents use a marketing plan. They tell us how great and strong and smart He is. Which is pretty logic, when you make a commercial you always tell how great the product is. Then when you "buy" it you experience how it really is. So is it like this with God to? When you accept God into you're life, do you suddenly get a different view. Is He suddenly not as great?
My next step was: God is a judge, He is so pure I can't even look at Him. And He is strict, cause you can't have a "dirty sheet" if you want Heaven... Well this is sort of true, In Job 25 4-6:
4 How then can man be just with God? Or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?
5 Behold, even the moon hath no brightness, And the stars are not pure in his sight:
6 How much less man, that is a worm! And the son of man, that is a worm!
BUT if you remember John 3.16 (the short/little Bible, as it's often called in Norway) and not to forget verse 17 that actually tells us God is not a God of judgment!
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.17 For God sent not the Son into the world to judge the world; but that the world should be saved through him.
He loved us so much that He sent his only son, Jesus Christ, to earth. Watched him suffer and be tortured to death! Just so that He could be with you and me!
The next picture of God, that I am having now. Is love, light and greatness.
Who else would know love better than the Creator himself?
The reason we are able to love, is because He loved us first. That is pretty cool, when you love you're son or daughter, when you love you're husband or wife of all you're heart, it is only because God's love is "bouncing" of you it leaves such a deep impression that you need to share it... If you do not believe in God it might sound weird. How could God love reflect of me if I don't even believe in his existence? The answer is pretty easy, He loves you! Even if you hate him for taking you're friend or dearest away. He still loves you. It is a touchy subject this, and i wont move further into this for now. But remember that He loves you, no matter what!
If you wonder how you could get to know God and other sides of him, Why not read the bible?
It is his words about him to us.
As a taster for more I'll write some and verses to back it up.
The creator: Genesis 1, 1.
The only God: Isaiah 44, 6
Loving: John 3. 16
And so on..
But before i go to sleep (yes it is 2 AM here in Norway) I want to ask you a q.
How do you see God? Is He judging? loving? faithful? almighty? eternal? light?
Have a blessed life