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Truth … God is Love

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God…because God is love.
1 John 4:7-8

Good morning ladies. How about it—are not these truths we are stacking one upon the other this week increasing your joy? I’m loving it. And speaking of love, let’s dig a little deeper into its true nature. Yesterday we talked about the lavish love of God, so lavish that we should be called children. Even more basic however is Truth #4: God is love.

Did you catch that? God is love. Love saturates His character—true, pure love. To adequately define it is way beyond me. To understand it, well I get what Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel, is saying: “I could more easily contain Niagara Falls in a teacup than I can comprehend the wild, uncontainable love of God.”

This much I have figured out though: I am compelled to love others because God, Who is Love, is in me. My loving others then, so they can see Him, will bring His love full circle back to Him, bringing glory to He Who is love.

Remember Carolyne from yesterday? When Carolyne finished her schooling, she married Samuel and the two of them opened a store. She funneled what she could of the profits to the Rescue school to help with the necessities. Girls fearing FGM soon knew to come into her store for wise counsel. This made the Masai men angry, to the point of threatening Carolyne’s life. She and her family are in the US on asylum.

But she continues to do what she can. She and Jennifer and Allison were able to travel to the school in Kenya last year to spend time with the girls and assess their needs. And you, you can jump into this circle of love with Carolyne. Visit Kenyan GIRLS Rescue Program on facebook and see for yourself. Full sponsorship is the greatest need; books or clothing are good options. Call Cassie at 903-525-1186 to find out how you can help.

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we ought to love one another (1John 4:11).

Nancy P

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