“Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Creator, who created all the lights in the heavens. God never changes or casts a shifting shadow” James 1:17
“This is a God who intervenes on our behalf, not because we deserve it, but because God’s love is freely given. It is grace. It is not earned; it cannot be earned. It does not need to be earned” (Archbishop Desmond Tutu, In God’s Hands).
God is the Giver, the ultimate lover of all God has created.
Each of us must grab hold of the exhilarating truth that all we are and all we have are gifts from God. As Tutu writes, “We are quite bamboozled when we encounter the God of the Bible.” Indeed we are. We can’t quite believe that God cares so deeply about us. It is counter to our culture. Our culture says we must earn everything, while the Bible tells us we can’t. God’s love is freely given.
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St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
1070 Dutch Rd
Fairview, PA 16415