Bette's Box of Blessings - Perfect Love
This Box of Blessings is so special that it has TWO theme verses! You’ll see why in a few minutes…
Our first theme verse comes from Romans, chapter 5 verse 8:
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
God’s perfect love is displayed in His grand salvation plan: sending His very own Son to live and minister on earth, dying a sinner’s death on a cross, then resurrected to life - that we might be redeemed by the free gift of faith in Him. Such perfect love demands a response…a response of worshipping Him and sharing Him with everyone we know.
And that’s why this month’s Box is so special. It has amazing tools to help you discover God’s perfect love for you and to be able to share His perfect love and His message of salvation to anyone who God puts in your path.
So let’s jump into this month’s Box of Blessings…
I love Lincoln Brewster’s very recent CD, Perfect Love. Here are some lyrics that I think you will agree fits this month’s Box perfectly.
WE ALL NEED JESUS
We all need love
We all need forgiveness
We all need grace
We all need redemption
We need the mercy of a Savior
Who would take our sins from us.
We all need Jesus
God loves us so much that He gave us a new name. As Esther Fleece Allen says on the back of her book, Your New Name, “God has a new name He longs for you to hear.” Esther explains that as followers of Christ, our most common name in the Bible is the word disciple – a word used more than 250 times in the New Testament. This name means you were chosen to follow Christ and represent Him. This book is great at helping you see that you are unconditionally loved by Him…even during exceedingly difficult circumstances.
God loves us so much that He continues to actively work in our faith-filled heart. Unfinished: A Devotional Journal for a Heart Under Construction is a beautiful book (with an elastic book band!) that contains 90 devotional readings plus inspiring prayers and scriptures that are perfect for the person whose heart is under construction…which is all of us!
I mentioned earlier that this month’s Box has two theme verses. The first verse describes God’s perfect love for us. Our second theme verse describes our response to His perfect love:
We love because He first loved us. (1 John 4:19)
In his letter to believers, John goes on to say, “The one who loves God must also love his brother and sister” (1 John 4:21). So…
Do you love someone enough to give them the power-packed book, The Jesus Dare by bestselling author Jay Payleitner? Jay asks the reader to open the door to the possibility of a God who loves them and has great plans for them. It truly is (as he says on the back of his book) “the adventure you’ve been waiting for.”
Is there someone you know (that might even be hard to love!) that could use a daily reminder of God’s love? The love themed paperweight from 1 Corinthians would make the perfect gift. It has felt backing on two sides so it can be laid down or stood up.
Who do you love enough to send an encouraging Christian greeting card? Everyone needs to be encouraged…and you are just the person to encourage them! These ten high quality greeting cards all have a positive, Christ-centered message that will encourage the very people you love enough to send them to.
I fell in love with the picture that my friend Carla Young took of a mama wood pecker feeding her baby. Why do we do what we do? Why do we care whether or not people have heard the Jesus dare? Our love really is a reflection of God’s love, His perfect love. We love because He first loved us. (1 John 4:19)
As I mentioned, this Box has items for you to discover God’s perfect love and items to share God’s perfect love with others. What a Box of Blessings!