Post your stories about your journey with GOD..... I would like to begin a thread about love.... and ask that you post your own stories about the love of God in Christ Jesus the Lord in your life. Please draw on Scripture to reveal His love for us as the endless source of joy and strength, a fountain that never runs dry . Psalm 36:5-10 Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds. Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; Thy judgments are a great deep: O LORD, Thou preservest man and beast. How excellent is Thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Thy wings. They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of Thy house; and Thou shalt make them drink of the river of Thy pleasures. For with Thee is the fountain of life: in Thy light shall we see light. O continue Thy lovingkindness unto them that know Thee; and Thy righteousness to the upright in heart. All through the Scriptures we see mention of His love, and yet we see in the world so many doctrines and teachings and denominations, all majoring on everything else but, the love of God in Jesus Christ the Lord. I beseech you all to consider this by the renewing of your mind, seeking to see and understand His heart for all mankind ..... And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ. 2Thessalonians 3:5 for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day. 2Timothy 1:12bThere is something extra specially lovely and beautiful about Christ Jesus that so often we just don't see.....When Jesus was asked, "Master, which is the great commandment in the law?" Matthew 22:36 , Jesus said unto him, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind." Matthew 22:37 Can we see how we are to obey the Commandment? And yet look at His perfection.... Matthew 22:38-39 This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. in so doing we are set at liberty, and the law, which we have obeyed, turns into a blessing, and freedom from the law! James 2:8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well: For me, since this is a story section... my life was full of holes, I had messed up nearly everything that could be messed up, my future looked very bleak, my past full of near fatal results, my mind mixed with a kaleidoscope of super-natural and material ideas and I had no hope.... none at all. But Someone loved me, and the very One who loved me, I rejected and even abused and persecuted whenever I had opportunity, by mockeries and tauntings, by unsavoury abuse of those who were serving Him. Yet, still, He loved me! In His patience, He continued loving me.... and eventually ...... Have you ever read the Song of Solomon? And then re-read the Psalms...? Have you watched a movie or listened to a song, read a poem, looked at the stars on a moonlit night or the ocean blue and wide, kissing each shore with a passion unfathomed by man in his quest for purpose and meaning... and had a sense of something beautiful and real... an utterance in your soul... a special something that perhaps has brought you to wonder... or tears? ..... yes, eventually, my heart broke to His gentle calling... and the floodgates of forgiveness and eternal pardon opened upon me.... and I have never been without His grasp since that twinkling of time ....and am convinced that He always did have a desire after me.... it was only ever me, lost in the darkness of sin, that witheld His open hands, offering me... the Love of God, in Christ Jesus the Lord. Since that moment, as defined as it was, that incredible moment of realisation that dawned upon my weary soul, I have learnt more and more and more and more of His great love toward me.. a man deserving absolutely nothing, and His desire that we all love one another with the same love, (See Matthew 22:36-40 ) and have tasted continually of His giving of Himself.... He died on the cross... my friends, He died there, after a life of giving and sacrifice... yea, He died there, speaking words of , "Father, forgive them, they know not what they do" ( Luke 23:34 ) such is this love we long for .... please write about Him, Jesus Christ the Lord, made manifest that we may, in believing, live eternaly free, in Him, with Him, forever without end. Bless you ....><> Br. Bear 2Corinthians 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.