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Monday, November 3, 2014

Extended Love, 1: Jesus' Story

“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16, NLT).

The story of Jesus is simple really, yet so complex that words can never begin to really explain. Jesus. The Son of God. He left the awesomeness of a perfect heaven, completely illuminated by the light of His own likeness, in constant connection with the Father and the Holy Spirit, and came here. He came to the mess and the chaos that, for us, is called home. That seems crazy to most of us. Who would leave perfection and enter a world that’s complete with anger, failure, resentment, rejection, and fear? Jesus. His love extended from the majesty of Heaven to the mess of planet earth. When love is extended, it will go anywhere, do anything, and be stopped by nothing. 

Extended Reading Option: Romans 5:8

Extended Journal Option: Look at your life, your past & present, your failures and regrets. What impact has or should God’s love have on you?

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