Second Sunday in Lent
- Genesis 12:1-4
- Psalm 121
- Romans 4:1-5, 13-17
- John 3:1-17
A Father’s Love
A Father’s love does not depend
on good behavior by his child.
Bad behavior does not suspend
a Father’s love for his child.
A Father’s love is not transactional—
a running score of tit for tat.
A Father’s love is not conditional—
give me this, I’ll give you that.
A Father’s love is never earned
where deeds pile up like points in a game.
He won’t give up when love is spurned;
he patiently waits and won’t cast blame.
A Father’s love is an act of grace
freely given, no strings attached.
The child is sheltered in the sure embrace
of the gracious gift of love unmatched.
March 8, 2020