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Sometimes I think that God’s love for us is too great. It’s amazing
and we don’t deserve it, but he loves us too much to not give us his
grace. If you think about it, God planned out our whole lives without
realizing it. It is us who drift away from him and the ultimate plan for
our lives. He is walking with us one step at a time, and his will and
plan is so much greater than ours. You don’t realize what God has done
for you until you actually sit down with yourself and think about it.
Even if we disobey him, he’s still reaching out for us in the weirdest
ways. He still fixes our paths after we ruin them ourselves. His love is
just too great. Without God, our lives become lost and full of
confusion, because all this time, it was God who planned for us our way.
He is the way and and the truth and the life. When we drift from him, we lose our way –
we lose our life.
Just like in Pope Shenouda’s book “Return to God”, he
mentions how when there’s a sunset, we think that the sun keeps going
down and down until its gone, leaving us in the dark. But in truth, it
is the earth that rotates and turns its back on the sun’s light. When we
leave God, we leave him because we think we know how to live a good
life on earth without him. We think that this sin will bring us to
happiness and freedom. It’s the opposite. When we lose our focus on God,
nothing with satisfy us. Us copts were baptized to have the
Holy Spirit in us. Only the Holy Spirit can give us that satisfaction we
need. No money, no fame, no great thing will ever make us as happy or
joyful as having a relationship with God. Nothing. When we just open our eyes to all
he has done in our personal lives to help us, it’s mind boggling. God
can never give us more than we can handle. And there’s a reason why
everything happens. Even if we don’t see it now, we’ll understand it
later if we think about it. Instead of thinking negatively and letting
our doubts get through, think openly. Think. Maybe certain things happen for a reason. Maybe God put us on earth
for a reason.
We, the children of God, have a mission to help other
people who haven’t reached God yet. It's our mission to show God's love through our love for God and other people. There's a song I heard on a Christian Radio that has this sentence in it (or something like it): Without love, it is as if I do nothing. Even if I have faith to tell this mountain to jump and it jumps, but I don't have love, I have done nothing. Even if I go to the stake to be martyred and I don't have love, its considered nothing. Without love, I'm indebted.
By walking in a path that's apart from God, we're not only ruining ourselves, but we're ruining the plan God laid out for us. And for what? For looking good in front of everyone? For a few moments of pleasure? For the sake of being satisfied you rebelled? For going along with the crowd? For making sure you covered up that other wrong thing you did? It's not getting us anywhere.