“Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and I will not reject anyone who comes to me, because I came down from heaven not to do my own will but the will of the one who sent me. And this is the will of the one who sent me that I should not lose anything of what he gave me, but that I should raise it on the last day.”
This is Good News! Read it and allow it to sink in. Jesus promises that He will not lose anything of what God gave Him. God has given all of creation to Jesus. That includes you, me…everyone and everything! As St. Paul said, “We know that all creation is groaning in labor pains even until now; and not only that, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, we also groan within ourselves as we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies” (Romans 8:22-23). Our salvation is not based on our merit. It is not based on my goodness…but God’s goodness. God is the relentless lover Who pursues us…Who shows us in Christ that Love wins. Dying is always followed by rising. New Life is promised. There is really nothing else to say…except “Thanks and Alleluia!”
Suggested song of the day– “Give Praise and Thanks” on the Give Praise and Thanks album.
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Remember…God loves you!