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Welcome to the JCPC Daily Reflections Blog. Reflections are daily devotionals authored by JCPC pastors, staff and members and provide insight, guidance and comfort to help you make it through each day. If you’d like to receive Reflections each day via email,  provide your email address.

Tuesday, January 19 2016

How long will God's love endure?"

It's much easier to accept and experience God's love when we are in a positive place, great things are happening and we feel our life has meaning. How would you answer this question during a difficult day, when you are embarrassed by your behavior or frustrated with how you treated someone? How does God feel about us then?

This scripture from Paul to the Romans is a helpful reminder during those days when we aren't so happy with ourselves or confident in our choices:

"Nothing... in the whole world will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:39

God answers our question in a very real way. Max Lucado's words say it best:

"God answered our questions before we asked it. So we'd see his answer, he lit the sky with a star. So we'd hear it, he filled the night with a choir; and so we'd believe it, he did what no man had ever dreamed. He became flesh and dwelt among us. God placed his hand on the shoulder of humanity and said, 'You're something special.' (In the Grip of Grace)

May you go through this day and every day knowing that you are something special in the eyes of God. Live each moment in response to this incredible gift.

Prayer for Today

Gracious God, Thank you for the gift of your love and grace. Guide us in our actions to share these gifts with others. In Christ's Name, Amen.

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