I have not even begun to love the world as the Father loves the world: a love that loves all that Love has made before we loved him.
While we were strangers and wandering after false gods, Christ lays his life down for the life of the world because the Father loves us from before he made the stars.
I have not even begun to love as Love loves.
This conviction settled on me this evening, listening to Pearl Jam’s “Sirens” in a 4x4 with my kids, Eddie Vedder’s not-entirely-hopeless lament accompanying our trek across melting snow.
There are many things in this world that bring delight, affection, awe and joy: the laughter of children, a sun that crowns tree tops with gold or the sky with flame, a well-played violin or banjo, the fragrance of honeysuckle vine on the night air, the feel of clay underfoot, the texture and taste of an orange, the sacred geometry of a snowflake, the company of friends.
Service Times:Sundays at 10:30 a.m. / Thursdays at Noon / Third Saturdays at 5 p.m.
Church:3050 Grant Rd, Rochester Hills MI 48309
Directions:The church is half a block south of Auburn Road, a quarter mile west of the intersection of Crooks Road and Auburn Road...just a few minutes from the Crooks Road exits off both I-75 and M-59. Turn-by-turn directions to the church from anywhere available at the "DIRECTIONS" link up and to the left. The Parish House (office, meeting rooms, food pantry) is adjacent to the church and faces Auburn Road.
Parish House (All Mail):2225 W Auburn Rd, Rochester Hills MI 48309