This was sent to me by a friend (he refers to God as "Dad") as a Christmas blessing:
"It's wild ...Dad "delights in YOU"..He smiles at You..YOU are the "apple of His eye"... He "rejoices over YOU with singing". He cares about YOUR every care- catches every tear, rejoices over every smile- has compassion over every trial, and all He wants to do is to walk with you always- Wowzas - for you to walk with Him. He prepared a place in Heaven for you towards that end - Christ gave it all up just so that you wouldn't be separated from Him eternally.
You are ADORED. You are LOVED. You are more than LIFE to God- you are worth the perfect being being insulted and denigrated, the most powerful being being beaten and shredded, the most honorable being being dishonored, the most righteous being condemned, the most pure becoming sin for you, the most beautiful being bloodied, the most awe inspiring being mocked, the eternal facing death, the most faithful being double crossed...traveling through time and space just to wash your sin away so that you could be reconciled to Him... So that you could walk with Him ...what unimaginable love ... If you think about it, it's like God Himself ... The Divine. In all His deserved glory and infinite perfection hasn't had such a display of love expressed towards HIM (outside of Himself) as this miraculous love story found in Immanuel - because no amount of love from imperfect beings could ever amount to His perfect infinite love for YOU ... You are highly loved...He has loved you more than you could ever love Him back .... Wowzas "
I adore ya'll
Pastor Rick Helein
Pastor Rick, a native of Northern Virginia just outside the nation’s capital, has followed the Lord’s leading in taking on the senior pastor role at Faith Fellowship. Pastor Rick holds a B.S. in religion and another in Psychology: Crisis Counseling, an MA in Pastoral Counseling, an M. Div. in Professional Ministries, and is finishing up his Doctoral work in Pastoral Counseling. Rick also holds multiple certifications in fitness training and sports massage therapy. The pastor is joined by his loving wife Gladys, and his two youngest children, Georgia and Charles.