By Pastor Joe Palmer
Fellowship Baptist Church
There are several ways to look at reality. Either God is there and He loves me, or God doesn’t love me, or there is no God to love me. If we take any premise other than the first one, we are without any lasting hope. But if we can agree that the Bible is to be trusted, we can be sure of several things.
God is good. Scripture tells us that God is love (1 John 4:8,16). It tells us that God is righteous in all His ways and kind in all His deeds (Psalm 145:17). You may have many questions about how evil fits in to a universe where an omnipotent good God exists, and I could answer almost all of them, but the short proof of God’s goodness is Jesus Christ. He is God, and yet He took upon Himself the form of a servant, became the likeness of a man, and died to save us and give us eternal life. God is purely good.
Each one of us is important. Jesus told a parable about how He loves each of us individually, and it goes like this. A man had a hundred sheep, but one of them had wandered away. So what did he do? He left the 99 and went searching for the one. When he found it he rejoiced! What does this mean? It means that if you were the only one who ever needed a Savior, Jesus would have done just He did just for you – He would have come and died just for you. You are very important!
Come and join us at Fellowship Baptist Church on Sunday evenings as we watch videos on how to care for people God’s way. You are important!
If you would like to talk with me (Pastor Joe Palmer of Fellowship Baptist) about it, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.