Am I Alone?
A couple of weeks ago, I took my family on a road trip to check out a new (used) RV in Kentucky. After a couple of hours of "kickin' the tires" we departed for home and decided on a whim to explore the Big South Fork River amidst the local National Park. The park itself was very nice; clean; amenable, etc... However, for me the "aha" moment came when we hiked down a partially cleared path to walk the banks of the Big South Fork River. I was in awe of how beautiful, tranquil and clean the waters were. As my wife and son took turns posing for pictures, I wandered down stream until I arrived at the point you see within the picture.
To see the fish freely gliding through the stream without fear of outboard propellers or jet skis scathing their heads was sort of refreshing. As I stood with my toes barely in the water, I began to sense a feeling of loneliness as if I was the only entity in the midst of this mega-sphere. Now I know that just a few feet a way, my family was in direct earshot and I could even hear the passing cars somewhere in the distance further denying my perceived reality. However, in my heart, my inner-being, I still felt isolated. It's odd how we can feel so insignificant even though we are very significant to our Heavenly Father. I was reminded of my significance this morning through the sermon delivered by a Peruvian Missionary who taught a very simple message from John 3:16. Without repeating the entire message below are several points pertaining to G-d's Love for us.
His Love Is: 1. Unconditional; 2. Sacrificial; 3. Valuable; 4. Personal; 5. Accessible; 6. Non-judgemental; 7. Has a beneficial purpose.
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