David Oppertshauser
Slideshow image

                          Sometime during the first half of the eighteen hundreds Elizabeth Barret Browning wrote her well known Sonnet #43. Perhaps you studied it in High School. It begins with these words: “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.             Sometimes when troubles and trials seem to prevail, we struggle to believe that God is indeed the God of Love. Perhaps in these times its helpful to ‘count the ways’. 1.      John 3:16 says He loves you so much that he sacrificed His only son for you. Isaiah 54:10 2.      Isaiah 49:16 says He loves you so much that He engraved your name on the palms of His hands. 3.      Isaiah 54:10 says He loves you so much that His steadfast love will never depart from you. 4.      Matthew 10:30 says He loves you so much that He numbers the hairs on your head. 5.      Psalm 147:3 says He loves you so much that He heals your broken heart and wounds. 6.      Psalm 56:8 says He loves you so much that He collects all your tears in a bottle. 7.      Jeremiah 31:3 says He loves you so much that His love will be everlasting. 8.      John 15:14 says He loves you so much that He will consider you a friend just for obeying Him. 9.      Zephaniah 3:17 says He loves you so much that he delights in you. So be encouraged! You are loved much and in many ways!                                                   Pastor Dave