We’re just loving spending these weeks in the First Letter of John. Have you noticed how many times he reminds us of God’s love? On Sunday we heard that God is love, and that because of the incarnation, life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ—the God-man—we are included in the love of the Trinity.  Be encouraged, then, that in friendship and in marriage, in motherhood and brotherhood, in workplace companionship and in the friendly exchange of a smile with your neighbour, our love for one another comes from God. We share in the strength of the Father’s love for his Son, and it cannot run out. And it’s not only in relationships. If love is God’s, then this is good news for bus drivers and teachers and students and engineers and fishermen and netball players, because we realise that our joy in work and in sport and in recreation and in relationships is a participation in the Son’s own joy by the Spirit with his Father! Realise and take heart that your joy in the things you do, your laughter with friends, your enthusiasm for study, your love of creation, is caught up through Jesus in the life of the Trinity.

Ngā mihi nui,

Elliot & Sarah