We Got It!

Got this email today and it brightened my heart. I hope it brightens yours too:

July 4, 2010 was a monumental day in our lives. On that day, we both found out: THAT GOD LOVES US! How about that!? It was during our normal devotional time that “we got it” at almost 71 and 72 years old. We got it!

How about all those years in the professional clergy? Oh, yes, we could all ways quote John 3:16, and other related verses, but when God comes in, you can not fail “to get it” and say, “Oh my goodness” it has been there all the time!”

Oh, one other thing, I forwarded the article on Friends and Friends of Friends to a brother whom we have know for years, who is about 80 years old, and was also a Baptist pastor, and he exclaimed: “I have read few articles that blessed and touched me as that one did”, He went on to say, he felt you were really “on to something”.

Is that sound I hear the echo of angel songs in the heavens? Nothing brings greater joy to my heart than hearing news that someone else has discovered just how loved they are by the Creator of all!

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  1. Sue May July 9, 2010 at 11:28 am

    How beautiful and freeing. It’s wonderful to know age doesn’t make a difference to Father and we’re never too late to ”Get it”.

  2. Sue May July 9, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    How beautiful and freeing. It’s wonderful to know age doesn’t make a difference to Father and we’re never too late to ”Get it”.

  3. Kelly July 9, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    “Is that sound I hear the echo of angel songs in the heavens? Nothing brings greater joy to my heart than hearing news that someone else has discovered just how loved they are by the Creator of all!”

    To which I add a resounding ‘yes and amen’!!!!!

    Thank you for sharing this.

  4. kent July 9, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    🙂

  5. Kelly July 9, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    “Is that sound I hear the echo of angel songs in the heavens? Nothing brings greater joy to my heart than hearing news that someone else has discovered just how loved they are by the Creator of all!”

    To which I add a resounding ‘yes and amen’!!!!!

    Thank you for sharing this.

  6. kent July 9, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    🙂

  7. vjn July 13, 2010 at 4:40 am

    it’s amazing to know that the “getting it” is so amazing. yet it is impossible to convince anyone into “getting it”, it is unexplainable and yet so simple.
    how would you describe “getting it” to those who don’t get it? how is it we can quote so many “love” verses convinced we believe in it and only later discover what really “getting it” means? i remember saying to god, what i believe about you now will never change! only to have me turn 180 degrees and believe totally differently a couple of months later and being lead deeper into his love …

  8. vjn July 13, 2010 at 7:40 am

    it’s amazing to know that the “getting it” is so amazing. yet it is impossible to convince anyone into “getting it”, it is unexplainable and yet so simple.
    how would you describe “getting it” to those who don’t get it? how is it we can quote so many “love” verses convinced we believe in it and only later discover what really “getting it” means? i remember saying to god, what i believe about you now will never change! only to have me turn 180 degrees and believe totally differently a couple of months later and being lead deeper into his love …

  9. Andy July 13, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    I’ve been in the process of moving for the past few months. The news yesterday hit me like a bag of cement. This is such a tragedy. I thought I’d write more, but I’m at a loss for what to say. I hope you will all hear what the Father is saying in love through all the clamor.

  10. Andy July 13, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    I’ve been in the process of moving for the past few months. The news yesterday hit me like a bag of cement. This is such a tragedy. I thought I’d write more, but I’m at a loss for what to say. I hope you will all hear what the Father is saying in love through all the clamor.

  11. Greg T July 14, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Dear Wayne,

    This is a response from my brother who is a devoted Catholic to the Friends and friends of friends I sent him. any thoughts?

    Greg,

    Who is the living authority on earth for believers in these ‘small’ relational faith communities? That’s the problem.

    It always comes down to authority. Otherwise people are relating but in ever widening scattered perimeters. Where the bishop is there is the Church.

    The Lord passed on authority to the apostles and to Peter as their head specifically and uniquely. Matt 16:18. We just had a talk from a Catholic Priest who is an Exorcist. He says that sometimes non-Catholic Christians can have an effect on demonic oppression and other problems with prayers of deliverance, but he says that tough problems like multiple demons, possession, etc. always sends them to the Catholic Church to handle. He says it happens all the time. God gave the apostles the authority to preach, heal the sick and cast out demons. Always comes down to authority.

    The ultimate small relational ‘body life’ church is the family. The family has a living head (in your case you), a heart (Joy), and members (your lovely girls)! Catholics call it the domestic church. It is our little faith factory where we mirror the life of the Trinity.

    Small faith groups are wonderful; believe me, the Catholic Church wrote the book on them and they are numerous in the Church. BUT they are under a living authority, like a King and His Prime Minister, what the Prime Minister locks in the name of the King, no one can open (same goes for loosing).

    You are in my prayers and I thank you for your continued prayers. God bless brother! Jimbo

  12. Greg T July 14, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Dear Wayne,

    This is a response from my brother who is a devoted Catholic to the Friends and friends of friends I sent him. any thoughts?

    Greg,

    Who is the living authority on earth for believers in these ‘small’ relational faith communities? That’s the problem.

    It always comes down to authority. Otherwise people are relating but in ever widening scattered perimeters. Where the bishop is there is the Church.

    The Lord passed on authority to the apostles and to Peter as their head specifically and uniquely. Matt 16:18. We just had a talk from a Catholic Priest who is an Exorcist. He says that sometimes non-Catholic Christians can have an effect on demonic oppression and other problems with prayers of deliverance, but he says that tough problems like multiple demons, possession, etc. always sends them to the Catholic Church to handle. He says it happens all the time. God gave the apostles the authority to preach, heal the sick and cast out demons. Always comes down to authority.

    The ultimate small relational ‘body life’ church is the family. The family has a living head (in your case you), a heart (Joy), and members (your lovely girls)! Catholics call it the domestic church. It is our little faith factory where we mirror the life of the Trinity.

    Small faith groups are wonderful; believe me, the Catholic Church wrote the book on them and they are numerous in the Church. BUT they are under a living authority, like a King and His Prime Minister, what the Prime Minister locks in the name of the King, no one can open (same goes for loosing).

    You are in my prayers and I thank you for your continued prayers. God bless brother! Jimbo

  13. vjn July 15, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    greg,
    what does your heart tell you?
    Place yourself as the child of the king or the bride of the groom. Children simply trust their father to take care of them. The bride trusts the groom to love her forever. Does the child need a prime minister to sit on the kings lap? Does the bride require a servant to look into the grooms face?
    It is not a matter of authority but of faith and trust and love.
    That’s what’s strange about my understanding of authority, it draws you away from trusting god by believing someone elses prayer is more pleasing and powerful than yours. It makes you dependant on people for the things only god can do.
    Since you have kids, do you love it when you find out one of the older girls was sent to get something from you, while the others are standing afar?
    But again follow your own conscience.

  14. vjn July 15, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    greg,
    what does your heart tell you?
    Place yourself as the child of the king or the bride of the groom. Children simply trust their father to take care of them. The bride trusts the groom to love her forever. Does the child need a prime minister to sit on the kings lap? Does the bride require a servant to look into the grooms face?
    It is not a matter of authority but of faith and trust and love.
    That’s what’s strange about my understanding of authority, it draws you away from trusting god by believing someone elses prayer is more pleasing and powerful than yours. It makes you dependant on people for the things only god can do.
    Since you have kids, do you love it when you find out one of the older girls was sent to get something from you, while the others are standing afar?
    But again follow your own conscience.

  15. Ken July 16, 2010 at 10:39 am

    This is an encouraging reminder for me at age 56 that no one’s ever late to this party.

    From now on, “Independence Day” will have a new meaning to these folks. Go shoot some fireworks! If it’s legal in your area, of course 😉

  16. Ken July 16, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    This is an encouraging reminder for me at age 56 that no one’s ever late to this party.

    From now on, “Independence Day” will have a new meaning to these folks. Go shoot some fireworks! If it’s legal in your area, of course 😉

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