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January 23, 2014

By Pastor Tony Barber

Bluff Park Baptist Church, Hoover

I’ve got a confession to make: I don’t understand the concept of God’s revelation of Himself that we refer to as the “trinity.” But I believe in it because that is what the Bible teaches. But I don’t understand how Mary conceived a child without a human father either or how Jesus walked on water. I cannot begin to understand how Jesus touched a lame man and made him walk, made a blind man see, fed thousands with just a few fish and some bread, or turned water into wine. And I certainly don’t understand how Jesus was dead and came back to life. But I believe each of those things with all my heart. The Bible says they happened.

And here is something else I believe: God loves me and God loves you. That is exactly what the Bible says; the difference is that I can feel that concept. I don’t understand how He could love someone like me, but more than 30 years ago I made a conscious decision to believe through faith that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died for my sin. I repented of my sin, asked Him to save me and made Jesus the Lord of my life.

Now I feel His love in so many ways. In times of darkness or confusion I feel a peace that passes the understanding of human minds. In times of trouble I feel a quiet joy. With His Spirit within me I have learned to love people that the world says are unlovable. I have learned to forgive people that have done otherwise unforgivable things. All because I came to know, and thus love, the God who loves me.

Don’t you want to know Him like that too? Not just know the concept of a superior supernatural being but to know Him personally. Will you take the steps I took so long ago that brought me into a close, personal relationship with God? I can promise you this: Knowing God will make a difference in every aspect of your life.

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