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Consider…

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Just think for a moment and consider the mountains and the life on those mountains.  The different shapes and sizes of each and every mountain and what constitutes them.  The different types and shapes of trees, vegetation and delicate flowers, and, of cause, their proximity to each other.  The different species of animals and insects that live on the mountains…

Consider the sky with its different shades of blue, white and grey, and the phenomenon of the rainbow when it rains.  How could one not forget a gorgeous sunset with its spectacular hues.  And how about the air in your lungs — could you be living without it…?

Consider the oceans and how important the water cycle is to life.  Also, the unique life within this submerged world.  We need to respect the power of the sea and look after its purity.  Can you imagine a world where there was no water…?

Consider the seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter.  Observe their interdependence and how one flows into the other for 365 and a 1/4 days every year…

Consider light.  Particle and wave.  Can anything replace light?  Have you ever thought about the light of the sun as it shines by day and the light of the moon and stars as they illuminate the night?  Have you ever travelled at the same speed of a photon?  If you did, what would go through your mind if something faster overtook you?  What about the many colours of the visual spectrum?  And, going beyond this range, the other frequencies of the electromagnetic spectrum that humans cannot normally detect without the aid of instruments or equipment…?

Consider gravity.  What if it could be turned off?  And if it could, would anything physical maintain its form?  Would the planetary orbits of the solar system — even the very structure of the universe — be maintained as we currently know it…?

Consider love.  The most powerful force and feeling in the entire universe…

Consider time… 

Consider God, the One who created all things.  God sustains the mountains, floras and faunas, the sky, the clouds, the rainbow, the sunsets, the oceans and all that depend on them, the seasons, light and its source including the colours of the visible spectrum, the invisible spectrum, the laws of gravity, time, life and love.

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God” (Psalm ch 14, v 1).  Equally, one could truly state with emphasis, that the intelligent says in his heart, “There is a God”.

Michael Bobb

October 2018

Love

Love.  What is love?  Many people have asked this question — famous and not so.  When we think of love what do we think of?  There are, of cause, different kinds of love, and many words and phrases that try and describe and define love.  OK, lets jump straight in and talk about the highest and greatest love — AGAPE.  Agape love is self sacrificial.  Ultimately, it means the giving of one’s life for the other.  The greatest example we can look into and never exhaust is the agape love of Jesus Christ.  He gave His life for others.  Jesus Christ is also God and God is love.  To some experiencing God’s love is, or seems, a bit  intangible and speak in vague terms.  Those who have experienced God’s love do not have such a vocabulary that they use regularly.  

The most famous words that talks about love comes from the Bible and can be found in 1 Corinthians chapter 13 and is widely read out at wedding ceremonies, and rightly too because it is so fitting.  Roman chapter 8 is also a great chapter from the Bible that talks about love.  Both these chapters are famous.  However, these still do not fully explain completely the understanding of the love message within the Bible.  If we read everything in the Bible about love, still we could not put love in a box because God is love.  God is love and He is outside the box.

People tend to love other people who are similar to themselves or love them in return for their love.  How about people who do not love you in return, should you love them?  Yes.  How about people at the other end of the dichotomy; people who do not love you, who would be regarded as your enemy.  Should you love your enemy?  Yes.  This is not something we naturally think of doing.  We were ourselves enemies to God yet He still loved us.  In fact, loving your enemies is the most godly activity you can do!  We should also pray for our enemies and do good to them.

How do we know God loves?  John chapter 3 verse 16 makes it clear, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

Can we feel God’s love?  Yes, but our feeling can change.  This does not change His love towards us and can never separate us from His love.  If we don’t feel God’s love He has written it down for you and me in His word.

Michael Bobb

October, 2018

P.S.  I love you!

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