Remember the song by Johnny Lee, "Looking for Love (in all the wrong places)"? I wonder today, as a society - where are we looking for the love?
Here is an invitation to search the Holy Scriptures for the love you and I most desperately need - the Love of God.
It is the Christian season following Easter in which believers in Christ celebrate the appearances of Jesus, resurrected from the tomb and yet to be ascended to the holy seat of Lord and Savior.
In the gospels accounts we read of those appearances (Matthew 28:9-10; Luke 24:13-35, 24:36-53; John 20:11-18, 20:19-29, 21:1-14).
From the appearances of Jesus to the disciples after the resurrection, we claim that a transformation of death and life has occurred in Jesus. From the dead, Jesus is raised to new life! And new life comes with forgiveness for all who believe.
The resurrection miracle is proof of God's action in the world. God sent his son in love to redeem and reconcile with the message, "Repent and believe in the gospel of Jesus!" So we shout Alleuia! Jesus is Alive! And we celebrate a risen Savior who comes along side in conversation with encouragement and direction.
This week we celebrate the ongoing connection of God through Christ Jesus. This connection is established and sustained in the love of God. Take a look at John 15 and 1st John 4 and read more about the connecting love of God.
"We have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the savior of the world. If any of us confess that Jesus is the Son of God, then God remains in us and we remain in God." (1 John 4:14-15)
I am blessed to offer Christ as the source of love in which we will never be disappointed. And I hope that you will choose to follow Christ - come along the Way with us at Hunt United Methodist Church.
Grace and Peace
Along the Way
Pastor Paul Harris