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My son Grant & I are working on a project that showcases God's amazing love & vulnerability that cuts through the Enemies lies.   Eager to get your thoughts and feedback on it.  It is a one page relay!   


God's Hands

 When someone says, "God loves you," what do you think?  Do you huff and say, "He loves me if I'm good," or, "He will love me if I quit sinning," or, "He loves me if I love Him back, but if I don't He will burn me in hell,"?
 If those are your thoughts then you probably want nothing to do with that cruel manipulator who calls himself god.  You know true love is not conditional or threatening.
 But what if you learned that God loves you even when you are bad, that He loves you while you are sinning, that if you choose to reject His love, He will respect your choice, even though it will break His heart for eternity?
 An ancient prophet spoke God's heart and said, "Can a new mother forget her nursing baby?"
 "No!" you say.
 The prophet replied, "Even if that impossibility ever happened, God could never forget you."  Then the prophet spoke of his future and our past, and God stretched out his almighty arms and said,"Look, I have carved you into the palms of my hands."
 We lean in and look but only see the scars left by the nails of the cross.
 "This is how much I love you," God says.  "These scars are permanent just like my love for you. I went through this pain because I love you."
 "Someone has lied about me. He says that no one is good enough for me. He says you have to earn my love.  But the truth is all you have to do is accept my love."
 "For eternity every single human being will be in these scars. The ones who accepted my love will see their salvation and cry tears of joy as they slowly comprehend the vastness of my love for them.  They see their names, and so do I."  
 "But I AM God, so I see more.  I see those who rejected my love, and I cry tears of unutterable anguish because my beloved children did not want to come home.  I did every possible thing to convince them of my love, and finally because of that love, I let them go. They wanted nothing to do with me, and it will break my heart for eternity."
 "When everyone gets to heaven, I will wipe away all their tears, but deep in my heart I will never stop mourning the loss of my children who only exist in my memory and my scars."

 "So the next time you hear someone say, 'God loves you,' don't shake your head and believe the lies about Me.  Instead look at my scars and see what I went through to give you the chance to live with me forever, and know that no matter what you decide, I will always love you."