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LOVE

In my class today I read a post that made me think. So I copied it so you all could read it. I don't know who wrote it but it is still a good one.

LOVE

In1898, it had been eight years since Ben had moved out West seeking his fortune. Well he wasn't rich, but he had accumulated over 300 acres of good land and built a comfortable farm house on it. He raised wheat, corn, and all of his vegetables. He had managed to build his herd of cattle to over 200 head. Having accomplished all of this in only 8 years, he decided that it was now time.

The ad that he placed in the New York newspaper said, "Wanted: A good woman willing to be a pen pal. Marriage is a possibility for the right woman." Before long, he began receiving letters from Molly. Their correspondence soon turned into love for each other. Now, here he stood in the Kansas City train station waiting to finally meet her.

When the train arrived, there were a lot of women getting off. Suddenly, he yelled, "Molly -- over here!"

She looked his way, walked over to him, smiled and held out her hand. He took it for a moment, then let it go. She said, "How did you know who I was?"

He then reached into the back pocket of his overalls and said, "From these here letters."

"But there are no pictures in them."

He dropped his head a bit and said, "Oh yes there are! There are lots of pictures in your words." You see, he had spent hours reading every word -- looking for every little clue that would tell him who Molly really was. He had fallen in love with her words -- words that had painted her portrait.

God's precious word paints a vivid portrait of who he is. We should fall in love with his Word so that we can then fall in love with its author.

Read his words so that you may fall in love with OUR Creator.

Hagar’s son ishmial

Hagar had a son but before she did she was told that he was going to have many children and that the world would be against him. Let's look at today's world who are we fighting with the most. Look deep in the middle east. Hagar's birthed nation just like Abram did. The difference would be one would be a blessing to the world and the other a curse.

Don't forget to thank Jesus for his blessing today.

Who is God?

When we look into the Bible to see who God is there is so much to read through. It makes it hard for us to just open the Bible and find what we are looking for. We can't just type in a search on the side cover and have it pull up all the references of who God is. I know like many of us, we pull down our Bible from time to time dust it off and say we are going to read through it in a year, Yet here we are still searching for the answer of "Who is God". If we would have opened the Bible years ago, it would have taken sometime, but we would have eventually found the answer.

People that have read through the Bible have pointed out that God is a very angry God. People say that he does not know love and he is unfair. Many believe that the God of Christianity is three gods not one. So many people believe so may things so how can we find the Truth. The way to know the truth is to ask the people with the ideas and beliefs "where can I find the information for myself to read?" and then read it.

Opening up the Bible and reading the biblical answer can, simply answer the question that we have of who God is. That is what we are going to do first.

Here are a few things that the Bible says about who God is.

- God is a loving God. 1 John 4:16
- God is Just. 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10
- God is Pure. (Sinless) Habakkuk 1:13
- God is a Jealous God. Exodus 20:5
- God has always been Isaiah 40:28-31
- There is only one God. Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 45:5

God is the one who created you. He knew who you were before your mom and dad conceived you (Jeremiah 1:5). God is a spirit, meaning that he is not bound to time like we are. God can be with you and me and my Grandma all at the same time (John 4:24). God is a personal friend. He not only sent his son Jesus The Christ to pay the penalty for our sins but God also reviled himself through out history to us. God did this by telling us his names, showing us love, and staying in out lives (Exodus 17:15, Isaiah 42:8, Psalms 18:2, Psalms 91:9, John 3:16, 1 John 4:8, Jeremiah 23:23-24).

The question still remains who is God. God is! That really is the answer.

God is my

Friend, Creator, Savior, Healer, Teacher, Master, Lover, Helper, Judge, Comforter, Joy, Counselor, and much, much more.