Saturday, July 9, 2016

God Loves You

The world sometimes feels like it's gone crazy. Bad crap is happening, and boy do we hear all about it...on social media, the news, the radio. We're bombarded with the hard and bloody parts of reality. In the midst of this misery, I read these wise words shared on Facebook: "Don't hate evil more than you love good."

In the midst of negative media bombardment, don't despair and don't fill up with the hate. Don't forget that there's more good in the world than evil. We just don't hear about it as much because good stuff doesn't sell clicks online or make you tune in on television. Fear and anger and hate are stronger motivators and have more powerful marketers.

Another quotation making the rounds on social media this weekend comes from Martin Luther King, Jr. "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

Yep.

If you're a Christian, you call the source of love in the world by the name of God and likely believe (as I do) that we love because He first loved us. From the very beginning of time to all eternity, with a love that we cannot even comprehend.

In times of darkness, however, we sometimes forget that God loves us. Each one of us. And everyone around us. Whether we believe in Him or not, He loves us.

So this is for each of us right now, to remind us that all is not wrong in the world.





He loves us, and His heart breaks with ours. He is present and accounted for in each of these recent tragedies, in the outpouring of love and support for victims and families and friends and communities.

Don't hate evil more than you love good. Don't get sucked into the darkness.

Instead, reflect love all over the darkness, people. Shine it bright and clear and strong. Darkness gives way before light. It can't do anything else.

Amen.

Supplies
stamps: Paper Smooches, Papertrey
ink: Memento, Memento Luxe, Impress Fresh Ink
paper: Papertrey
accessories: not a one needed


16 comments:

  1. Susan,
    Thank you for your wise words, and your kind heart.
    You are a treasure, indeed.
    Marty

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  2. Susan, thank you so much for this very powerful reminder! In His love, Natalie

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  3. Thanks Susan for this reinder. I think God is using you to tell this to (a part off) the world. I wish you all the belssings you need, Ankie

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    1. Blessings to you, too! Thank you, Ankie.

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  4. We all need reminders during troubled times both in our personal times and in our neighborhood, country, and the whole world that our Lord created. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. You're welcome, Chris. Blessings to you.

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  5. Thank-you!! I needed this particular sermon this morning. God Bless You!

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  6. Wise words all around! God loves each and every one of his creations - black and white, straight, gay, and every other person. It must grieve Him when some 'Christians' decide that certain people are not as loved or valuable as others...

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  7. Beautiful card and beautiful reminders. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  8. Your card and words are truly uplifting, Susan. I will definitely CASE this gem. Thanks so much for sharing. Peace & blessings to you and yours.

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