“He is Love”~Johnny Brooks of Kenya

Guest Post by: Johnny Brooks

Retrieved from his blog at: Pure Christianity

God is love.

I sometimes forget this, or at least lose it’s expression in my life.

I seem to get punked a lot by life. I’m not so sure I appreciate it either.

Here I am. I’m a missionary taking care of orphans and other oppressed peoples. I’m a teacher of the Faith. I am supposed to have it all together.

Yet I find myself sometimes unprepared for what life brings around.

I’ve seen it all. Death, suffering, disease, poverty, religious bigotry, hatred, you know the bad stuff. Despite that I can still be taken by surprise when someone dies.

People that I wanted to save. People that I needed to save. People that deserved to be saved.

Don’t worry about me, I can take care of my emotions. Plus I take great comfort (and even some pride) in the fact that we have been a part of the end of so many people’s lives. Not that I much like the grief and suffering, but I like being Jesus to someone that has been pushed aside as worthless.

Our Father in Heaven, He does love us. I don’t always get that. I don’t always understand His expression of that love. Yet I’m certain He loves us.

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It is the desire of my heart that God be Lord of my life. Life’s experiences have killed the old man and God is building a new creation in me. I look forward to experiencing the new man God creates in the old vessel known as Archie via "God Spots".

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