You Are Loved

Posted on December 21, 2012 by Pastor Derick in Family Life, Spiritual, Written By Students

By: Shelby Reid Who is this sweeping in from the desert, leaning on her lover? I aroused you under the apple tree, where your mother gave you birth, where in great pain she delivered you. Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm. For love is as strong as […]

By: Shelby Reid

Who is this sweeping in from the desert, leaning on her lover? I aroused you under the apple tree, where your mother gave you birth, where in great pain she delivered you. Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm. For love is as strong as death, its jealousy as enduring as the grave. Love flashes like fire, the brightest kind of flame. Many waters cannot quench love, nor can rivers drown it. if a man tried to buy love with all his wealth, his offer would be utterly scorned.
-Song of Songs 7:5-7

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I’m sure most of us have heard bits and pieces of these verses, or have heard something similar to it regarding God’s love. But I think few realize that this is a love letter from Jesus to us. Us! Gentiles, commoners, sinners, all unworthily betrothed to be a bride of the most high. How? How could this be? I am floored and overcome with emotion thinking about it. How can a God, who I have yet to get to know fully, love me so deeply with all His being? You young ladies, and young men, do you not know that you are loved by the King? The highest and mightiest to ever sweep the earth? He asked you to be His before you even knew about His existence. Before time began, He knew He would ask you to accept Him, for who He is, without ever seeing His face. I don’t know about you, but a love that is that powerful has got to be worth looking into. I feel blessed and honored to be a lover of Jesus Christ, the Lord of lords.

Holiday Anticipation

Posted on December 11, 2012 by Pastor Derick in Spiritual, Written By Students

By: Megan Alyea Holiday Anticipation, the feeling you get at least once a year around Christmas time. It’s not your usual “waiting for something special” it’s a certain feeling inside you. It’s the excitement of presents, family, food, and good memories. If we get this excited over something like the holidays, why can’t we be […]

By: Megan Alyea

Holiday Anticipation, the feeling you get at least once a year around Christmas time. It’s not your usual “waiting for something special” it’s a certain feeling inside you. It’s the excitement of presents, family, food, and good memories.

If we get this excited over something like the holidays, why can’t we be at least that enthusiastic towards God everyday?

His plans for you are always something to look forward to. He has placed a passion in you for something really great! Our God is awe inspiring, yet He chose to Love each and every one of us so much! He sent Jesus, His most beloved son to be born as flesh. His soul purpose was to die for you and me, that we might have an opportunity to be with Him. God has set you specifically apart from everyone else for a reason; He has anticipated the day you take on this amazing journey! He will always be excited for the next step you take towards Him, the deeper you go into His presence the more joyous He is. I hope that what you can take from this today is to try to re-ignite your fire and excitement for Gods plan and promises on your life.

Always remember, you are Loved!