This morning Adama* told me something that is breaking my heart and reminding me even more of why I’m here. We were talking about God, and how He doesn’t need anything. Adama added that He doesn’t want anything either. I objected, saying that, for example, God wants us to follow Him. He objected, saying that while it’s good for us to follow Him, it’s for our own benefit and doesn’t make any difference to God. God made all the angels and people and animals and everything, so if people don’t follow Him, it doesn’t matter to Him; how much less would it matter to Him if one little person like myself didn’t follow Him!
For those of you who know God like I do, based on the words of the Bible, this is such a sad understanding of who God is! Through the pages of the Bible we see God’s heart: how it’s broken when His people reject Him, how He tries over and over to woo them back, and how He rejoices over a single sinner who repents, just to mention a few examples. Can you pray with me that Adama and the rest of My People will come to understand God’s love for them?
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