But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in sins, made us alive together with Christ.
I have been overwhelmed lately by a renewed revelation of just how much God loves me. Not only me, actually, but all of us. It is nearly incomprehensible it is so big.
God gets such a bad rap from religion. Hurricanes, earthquakes, and other natural disasters are all attributed as "Acts Of God". This is not so! God is NOT schizophrenic! There was a time before Jesus and after the law came that God showed wrath toward people. But the sacrifice of Jesus was complete and satisfied God. HE IS NOT AN ANGRY GOD, waiting for us to mess up and then gleeful at the chance to ZAP us. Think of the life of Jesus. NOTHING that He ever did was vengeful or full of anger, He loved, healed and forgave. Then he died for the sin of the whole world. Past. Present. Future. Future? Yep, future. Amazing Love.