I John 4:19 = “We love Him, because He first loved us.” The other day I was listening to a message by the late Adrian Rogers and he was sharing how often our love for someone or something hinges on the “because”. As a result, when the “because” is no longer there, the love is gone too. That is probably the reason so many marriages end in divorce.
Two truths we can take away from this verse. The first is, there is no “because “ in God’s love for us. God chose to love us. There was nothing special in us that prompted God to love us. Isaiah 64:6 says “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags…” We didn’t earn God’s love, and there is nothing we can do that will stop His love for us. Secondly, because of the permanence of God’s love for us, we have no reason to stop loving Him. When I served as children’s church pastor some years ago we would sing the song “My God Is So Big”. In that song it had the phrase “There’s nothing my God cannot do”. After we would sing that song I would always ask the children “What is the one thing God cannot do?” And they would answer “God can’t stop loving us”. Many of these children were bus kids and I wanted it drummed into them that no matter what they did or where they were, God would still be there loving them. There is no “because” in God’s love for us.
We are busy working to get the summit ready for all present and potential pregnancy center workers. Remember the dates: August 19th and 20th at Calvary Baptist Church in Watertown. Let us know if you have people coming so we can have enough material ready.
We are rejoicing about the SCOTUS decision that struct down Roe vs. Wade. Praise the Lord. Sadly, there are many that are upset that they can’t kill their babies legally and causing problems for people who are involved in helping women during and after their pregnancies. Please be in prayer for all our pregnancy center workers that God will protect them as they serve in their important ministry.
Thanks for all your prayers and support for this important ministry.
Andrew K. Buhrow
Baptists for Life of Wisconsin