Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


September 24, 2009

The other day my grandson sat in his high chair as his grandmother fed him the red raspberries that he feasted upon. He ate 'em all! He did it without a thought. He simply enjoyed our love, our provision--the berries!

What then shall we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith; but the people of Israel, who pursued the law as the way of righteousness, have not attained their goal. Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but as if it were by works.
- Romans 9:30-32 TNIV

Life teaches us as adults a contrary message, often in opposition to God's Word. Therefore our mind is not the mind of Christ. Yet my grandson is not the victim, at least not too much yet! We are taught to make it in life you get what you pay for. Not so with the berries. We provided. He enjoyed. We loved. He flourished in that love with a big smile on his face and ruby red lips.

God is for you, my friend. It's not because of your payment for services rendered, but solely due to God's love for you, and his grace through faith in Jesus Christ. He's feeding you the berries of his grace due to his love for you. It really is the berries!

Dale Patterson