What I read today
Nehemiah 2; Job 28; Nahum 1; Acts 12; 1 John 4
1 John 4 verses 9-11 “God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Beloved, since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another.” NRSV
People don’t understand what the big deal is about this Jesus character that Christians worship. They don’t get it, and some never will.
God could have chosen to wipe us out numerous times throughout history. He didn’t. Why didn’t he? Why does he allow people to suffer? Why does he let incredible evil exist?
God does it because in his Grace and Mercy he wants all people to be saved. God wants to welcome each one of us into his heavenly kingdom at the conclusion of our lives. He does it because in his infinite patience he’s waiting for each and every one of us to turn to his son.