Yep...I told you I couldn't stop taking fall pictures! I have to hang on to this time of year as long as I can! Loved - that is how I feel when I experience this beauty. His beauty! His grace!
1 John 3:1 says "How great is The Love the Father has lavished (given abundantly/extravagantly) on us that we should be called children of God." God is Love (1 John 4:8) - therefore He lavishes Himself on me! Why? So I can be His child! Wow! Crazy amazing!
Romans 8:15b - 17 "....you received the Spirit of sonship. And by Him we cry, Abba Father (close relationship). The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs - heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ,..." What more could I want or need? So thankful He shows me His Love everyday - without it I would feel lost and hopeless!
I just heard this song today by Chris Tomlin:
I've heard a thousand stories of what they think you're like