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Psalm 46:1b-3 GW God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble. That is why we are not afraid even when the earth quakes or the mountains topple into the depths of the sea. Water roars and foams, and mountains shake at the surging waves. Selah
Not a jolly grandfather winking at what I do.
Not just a stern judge waiting for me to goof up
Not a distant being who turns His back on His creation with a shrug.
God is not what we so often picture in our minds.
God is good. God is love.
He cares. Desperately cares. Cared enough to allow Jesus to give up His throne to come, become one of us. That He could live the life we don't and make the choice to take our place.
Because He is. Because He is loving and good. He is not distant, but He also doesn't force us to accept what He offers--unconditional love, strength, and a refuge from fear.
He loves enough to back off and give us a choice, even when that choice is for eternity and life...or death.