April 27, 2020
Love in Unexpected Places
April 27, 2020
I was talking to a friend recently about encountering the majesty of God in the outdoors. I asked him why the outdoors affect him so much. He said when you look in scripture, you see verse after verse about how much God loves creation—how God pays attention to every small detail. He told me how scripture talks about creation in ways that speak of its impermanence.
I was like, “Oh cool.”
Then he followed it up by saying that what these scriptures say to him is this—if God puts so much effort and love into these little things like grass, or birds—if God loves those seemingly insignificant things, how much more does he love us?
“It puts me in my place—in a good way. It reminds me of how much God loves me.”
“Amen,” I said.
QUESTIONS FOR THE FIELD
- What reminders of God’s love do you find in unexpected places?
FAMILY FIELD TALK
- How do we know God loves us?
Lord, remind me who I am, whose I am, and how much I am loved. Please. Amen.
FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT CHALLENGE
Over the next nine weeks, we will offer daily prompts for applying the wisdom from the scriptures to our everyday lives. Each week will focus on how we can encourage those around us and bear fruit! This week we are focusing on the fruit of love.
“But now faith, hope, and love remain; these three virtues must characterize our lives. The greatest of these is love.”
1 Corinthians 13:13
Who can you share this verse with to encourage today?
To learn more about the Fruits of the Spirit challenge, click here.