This is a picture of the mint that sprung up in my garden last Spring. I hope you can see that it is shaped like a heart. It was the first Spring after my husband died and I felt like it was a love note from God just for me!
All over the earth, people have been finding many things in nature shaped like hearts! I believe God is showing us how much He loves each and every one of us!
As happens often, what I wanted to blog about today came up on the pulpit as confirmation this morning at church. Worry and fear have no place when we enter into God’s kingdom and His love.
I am posting 1 John 4:18 in three different versions to drive this point home:
18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
1 John 4:18Amplified Bible (AMP)
18 There is no fear in love [dread does not exist]. But perfect (complete, full-grown) love drives out fear, because fear involves [the expectation of divine] punishment, so the one who is afraid [of God’s judgment] is not perfected in love [has not grown into a sufficient understanding of God’s love].