Rest in His love.

Many years ago I really got into our family genealogy. Most weekends I could be found dragging(haha) my kids and husband to cemeteries to find headstones of loved ones from years gone by. I loved finding information never known before. I was put in touch with a lady in Florida that had an old tintype photo of my grandfathers Dad. No one in the family had ever seen him, when the picture arrived I was amazed at how much my grandfather looked like him. After years of research I was able to put together a book for each of my Dad’s siblings as a gift. I tell you that story because as I was studying the other day, I read a scripture that made me begin to think about our genealogy in Christ.

I wrote in my journal:

Father gave Jesus

Jesus gave Himself

We give ?

Our Heavenly Father gave us Jesus because He loves us so much.

John 3:16 For God so LOVED the world that He GAVE His one and only Son that whosoever believes shall not perish but have everlasting life

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Jesus gave Himself because He loves us so much.

Gal. 1:4 The Lord Jesus Christ who gave Himself for our sins to rescue us.

Gal. 2:20 The Son of Man who LOVED me and GAVE Himself for me.

1Tim. 2:6 Christ Jesus who GAVE Himself as a ransom for all men.

We give ourselves because we love Him so much: We accept Christ as Savior and begin a journey that will lead us to eternal life. We die to self to live for Him. And then we begin to GIVE. We share our testimony with others. We live a life that reflects the great LOVE our Father and Jesus GAVE us.

When I was researching my family, I was following our blood line. In Christ I am following the Love line, the precious blood of Jesus that was freely given for me. Oh can I tell you, my heart and mind can’t comprehend His great love for me. I have days it overwhelms me and I just say Thank You Father, Thank You Father over and over. A song will rise up in me and I will burst out singing, thank goodness the dog and my husband are use to it, as are my co-workers (sorry girls). If you have ever wondered if you are loved, please know my dear friend, YOU ARE. Rest in His love. Soak in His love.

Micah 6:8 What does the Lord require of you? To act justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.

Denise

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