A Determined Love

Valentine’s Day Thought: From CS Lewis’ Mere Christianity

“On the whole, God’s love for us is a much safer subject to think about than our love for Him. Nobody can always have devout feelings: and even if we could, feelings are not what God principally cares about. Christian Love, either towards God or towards man, is an affair of the will. If we are trying to do His will we are obeying the commandment, ‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God.’ He will give us feelings of love if He pleases. We cannot create them for ourselves, and we must not demand them as a right. But the great thing to remember is that, though our feelings come and go, His love for us does not. It is not wearied by our sins, or our indifference; and, therefore, it is quite relentless in its determination that we shall be cured of those sins, at whatever cost to us, at whatever cost to Him.”

World Go! Manual for Kids

Kids have a unique perspective of the world. They are able to grasp deep issues and understand the need for others to know Jesus Christ. The Bible itself has many stories of children being used by God in incredible ways – Samuel, David, Naaman’s servant girl.

So, WGM created a resource to help parents help their children become missions-active. The Kids’ World Go! Manual includes nine chapters with a brief study section and practical action steps to put the knowledge in action. The book is $15, and you can check out a sample section for free.

Contact WGM’s Global Link Department at globallink@wgm.org or call 765.671.7249 to order your personal copy of the Kids’ World Go! Manual. Checks can be made out to World Gospel Mission and sent to:

World Gospel Mission
Attn: Global Link
P.O. Box 948
Marion, IN 46952-0948

Another great resource is The Mission-Minded Child, by Ann Dunagan. ($12 on Amazon) It’s jam-packed with kid-friendly ideas about how to make missions real to children of all ages.

“God yearns for our children to be rock-solid in faith, bold in witness, and daring enough to live totally for His kingdom! He wants to spare our children the heartaches of disobedience, the regrets of midlife, and the despair of wasted years. Most of all, God sees a lost generation – masses of young people scattered throughout the world – desperately seeking His love!”

Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth

Joy to the earth! The Savior reigns…

Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother, and in His name, all oppression shall cease…

God and sinners reconciled…

From depths of hell, Thy people save, and give them triumph o’er the grave…

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: “God is not dead, nor doth He sleep!” The wrong shall fail, the right prevail with peace on earth, goodwill to men…

Oh come to us, abide with us, our Lord Emmanuel…

May the God of all comfort and all peace be with you and your loved ones during this time of celebration. May His light shine even into the darkest places. May we always be carriers of that Light. From all of us at World Gospel Mission, Merry Christmas.