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Because God Cares for You. Yes, You. And Me.

January 24, 2020

Picking up where we left off yesterday with the Why, and with gratitude to Simon Sinek for encapsulating Why so well. (Quick Intro to him and his work: https://simonsinek.com/about/simon-sinek)

Cast all your anxiety on God
because God cares for you.
1st Peter 5:7

Our Bibles, and our songs both old and new, tell us about the love of God. My own current fave rave examples —

 

Top Two Scriptures

You, O God, are ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love! (Nehemiah 9:7)

and

For God so loved the world that…. (John 3:16&17).

 

Top Two Classic Hymns

Jesus Loves Me — “Jesus loves me! This I know, For the Bible tells me so/Little ones to Him belong, They are weak but He is strong. Yes, Jesus loves me!”

and

Love Lifted Me — “I was sinking deep in sin, Far from the peaceful shore/Very deeply stained within, Sinking to rise no more/ Then the master of the sea, Heard my despairing cry/From the waters lifted me, Now safe am I”

and the Chorus is quite clear: “Love lifted me! Love lifted me! When nothing else could help, Love lifted me!”

 

Top Two Newer Songs

Reckless Love — “Before I spoke a word, You were singing over me/You have been so, so good to me/Before I took a breath, You breathed Your life in me/
You have been so, so kind to me”

and this Chorus is also clear: “O, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God/O, it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine/I couldn’t earn it, I don’t deserve it, still, You give Yourself away/O, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God”

and

Forever — “Give thanks to the Lord our God and King, His love endures forever/For He is good, He is above all things, His love endures forever/Sing praise!” and “With a mighty hand and outstretched arm, His love endures forever/For the life that’s been reborn, His love endures forever/Sing praise!”

— All of which point us to the solid ground on which on which to start to stand:

Because God cares for you, 

cast all your anxiety on God. 

1st Peter 5:7

God cares for you.

Yes, you.

And me. (Another part of the song Love Lifted Me says, “even me.” Good reminder!)

That’s our Why: Because God cares.

Even more to the point: Because God.

As Christ Jesus asks in John 11:26, “Do you believe this?” Big question.

And what are your own favorite Scriptures and song about God’s love? I’d love to hear from you about any and all of this; hit me up, any of the usual ways.

Meanwhile, let’s you and me remind people of the foundation of everything else —:

God is love.

(1st John 4:8)

— and I do mean “the foundation of everything else.”

 

 

 

 

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