Acts 5: 17-26 Psalm 34 John 3: 16-21
God SO LOVED the world.
The whole world? How can that be?
How can LOVE be so all encompassing?
Our world: Filled with domination that lays hands on…
Judgments that would silence our love…
Our world: Filled with jealousy and jails….
The God who SO LOVED– hears the cry of the poor.
I sought the God who SO LOVED– and He answered me…
Delivered me from all my fears.
When the poor one called out the God who SO LOVED– answered me….
and from all my distress He saved me.
Small hearts, broken hearts, tethered hearts,
sword-pierced hearts- conditional love in our hearts
Lead to sin, prisons, preferred darkness and death
BUT GOD SO LOVED THIS WORLD- NO CONDITIONS- FULL SENDING
HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON WAS GIVEN!
Now all worldly hearts cease to blush with shame
And faces are radiant with JOY!
Let us go then to the temple of this world,
and “tell everyone about this life”!