Monday, February 28, 2011

Message from Jim Koan, Superintendent

Sometimes…we just need a deposit in our “Dearly Loved” account.

I would bet that each of us at times (can you say daily?) find it hard to love someone in our world of daily living. It could be that demanding boss; it could be the annoying kid who is never quite prepared and always needs a little more time and attention than I’ve got to spare; it could be the ‘helicopter’ parent who hovers over and questions every aspect of what goes on in the classroom; maybe it is the spouse who has just grown annoying; maybe it is…you fill in the blank.

I’m learning in my morning devotions the importance of making a deposit of God’s love into the ‘bank account’ of our lives; that way we have the reserves to love as we’ve been loved by God. So here goes:

1 John 3:1

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!

1 John 4:10

This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

Deuteronomy 7:9

Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; He is the faithful God, keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commandments.

John 13:34

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 13:1

Jesus loved them to the end.

John 14:23

Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.

John 15:9

As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.

Joel 2:13

Come back to the Lord your God, because He is kind and shows mercy. He doesn’t become angry quickly, and He has great love.

Romans 8:38-39

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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