Common Sense REBORN Devotion

August 20

13And now these three remain:  faith, hope, and love.  But the greatest of these is love.  (1 Corinthians 13:13)

Good morning Family!  Today will be my last day gushing over the birth of our sweet, little, angel SGZ3.  Below is a picture of SGZ 1, 2, and 3, for you all to see how much they looked alike, despite all being born five years apart.  Some friends and family say they look like triplets.  When it was just SGZ 1 and 2 many thought they were twins.  To me, those three are the faith, hope, and love in my life.  And the greatest of these three is love, because love will bring us closer together than we could ever imagine.  What a blessing.

SGZ 1 (2011), SGZ 2 (2016), and SGZ 3 (2022)

I pray that same blessing fall on all of you, in one form or another, in the weeks to come.  I pray that God puts His hands upon you and blesses you beyond all you can ask or imagine in the second half of 2022.  Remember to make love the focal point of your life and you will see that hope is alive and well.  Spread love throughout your world and see your faith strengthen and be affirmed over and over again.  Love is the greatest commandment, and it is a commandment given by Jesus.  Love God and Love All Mankind as you love yourself.  If we could do that, all the problems in this world would fade away.

As I mentioned yesterday, TobyMac released his first album since the death of his 21-year-old son.  It is a heavy album, with many guest artists helping capture the raw reality of life through a man who has been an instrumental part of Christian Music for the last 40 years.  It is not the most upbeat album, but it is honest and will surely help many who have suffered through unexpected, unimaginable loss in their lives.  My heart broke for Mr. Mac when I first heard of the passing of his son in 2020, and listening to songs like “21 Years”, “Everything About You”, and “Faithfully” breaks my heart all over again, but the lyrics and beat, bring hope and faith; and show the love that exists between a father and his children.  I recommend all of you to listen to the entire album.  For today, here is one of the more upbeat tracks that reminds us of the Goodness of God, in every season.


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