The Divine love of God is expressed in His Son. It can change people forever as they discover new dimensions of their lives that God intended when He endowed them with His image and likeness. Joy is the sweet fruit as they discover in their divinely intended meaning and purpose. All people need to love and be loved. And they need to know they are loved.
After more than 33 years of aggressive multiple sclerosis, the why of my suffering has finally been answered: The answer is found in the Divine love of Christ (just as it is for you). By surrendering my brokenness to Him, something mysterious and wonderful has begun. Despite my wheelchair and massive flaws of character, I am being slowly transformed to be more like Him! I'm being prepared for eternity. This is not unique to me. Millions of people throughout the past 2,000 years have discovered this transformation through a personal relationship with the risen Christ.
He is the source of all dimensions of Divine love. All other love is either stunted or counterfeit. We must love God with our whole being. But it does not stop there, we are to love our neighbour as ourselves. There is a natural flow from the first to the second (or there should be).
Dare anybody ask the cynical and dismissive question: "Who is my neighbour?" Jesus answered that ancient question in the Parable of the Good Samaritan.
Humanity desperately needs the reality of Jesus Christ, and to be transformed by His love to become children of God. Christians are called to love, at home and abroad. We are to love others wherever we meet them. Hear their silent cries for love, and respond with love.
Do you know there are an estimated 147 million abandoned and orphaned children in the world? Their need for love and care is immediate and acute. Orphans are some of the most vulnerable people on the planet! They need to love and be loved. They long for belonging.
Have you considered an international adoption? Do you have love to give but can't afford it financially? Ask your church family to help sponsor your adoption. It may take a village to raise a child, but what happens when the village is abandoned or broken down? It takes a family to care for and protect an orphan or abandoned child.
God gives us the example: Through faith in Christ, we spiritual orphans are adopted as children of God. Can you mirror God's example and make room at your family table for another child?
|Papa (me) waiting|
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Perhaps a cynic is thinking "That's only one child! You can't save the world." No, but we can save one child's world forever. And that child will change us forever.
We are the human family; the human family is at its best it under the lordship of Jesus Christ. All we need is love (human and Divine). Leave the rest to God. -- Mark
Children are so open to love.)
 Also see Leviticus 19.18; Matthew 5.44; John 15.17; Romans 12.10, 13.8-10; Gal 5.14; Ephesians 5.2, 1 Thessalonians 4.9. Compare with Galatians 6.2; 1John 2.8-10, 3.4,18,23; 2John 1.5.
 1John 4.8 & 16.
 Matthew 22.35-40.
 Luke 10.25-37.
 John 1.12-13, Galations 3.26-28.