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FALLING IN LOVE WITH JESUS

Family and Friends,

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I John 4:19

We love him,

because

He first loved us.

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Robert Louis Stevenson tells a story of a young man traveling in Spain, and in a

lonely part,

finding lodgment in an old castle.  In the room he occupied there hung on the wall

the picture of a beautiful but sensuous woman.

Gradually the woman’s face

inflamed his imagination,

it became an obsession which he could not shake off.

Even in sleep the face haunted him, awaking within him evil thoughts and

poisoning his heart and mind.  Vainly he struggled against it, but without success;

the image pursued him wherever he went.

In this castle in which he lived he had only met the senor and his wife,

both of noble

origin but poor.

One day, passing up the staircase, he met face to face their

daughter, of whose existence even he was ignorant.

Young and beautiful, their eyes met,

and in that momentary glance,

love, fresh and pure, awoke in his heart. 

Filled

with its strange glow and amazement, he entered his room and looked up at the

picture.

Then he found its spell was gone.

Instead of holding him he felt hatred and

shame.

The pure affection had done what no mental struggle could do.

 

Such is the expulsive power of a pure affection. 

Victory over sin is not gained by

self-effort, but by opening the heart to the love of Christ. 

His love rushing in sweeps

all foul affections out, and raises the whole being into the

heights of peace and

victory.

~James Burns.

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The love of God is pure and holy.  It is a love sublime and rich. The love relationship between Jesus and His

brethren, transcends every and any human relationship.

To know Him is to love Him.  To love Him is to serve Him.

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“If a man love me,

he will keep my words:

and my Father will love him,

and we will come unto him,

and make our abode with him.”

John 14:23

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Thank you for stopping by.

Please pray for America the Beautiful and Spiritual Awakening

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