Insights From Our Executive Director

This weekly public service announcement (PSA), "insight" can be heard randomly on a daily basis on WLJN 89.9 FM right here in Traverse City, MI.  We also feature our PSA each Monday on our facebook page, (The Northwest Michigan Jesus Ministry)


In the company of many connected with the Northwest Michigan Jesus Ministry we hear much about love---, and rightly so, it certainly is spoken about a great deal in the Bible, like…  “Love your neighbor as yourself”; or how about… “A new commandment I give you: Love one another.  As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”  Jesus spoke plenty on the idea and commandment to love.  Another passage, this time in 1 John 4, also speaks about love… “There is no fear in love.  But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment.  The man who fears is not made perfect in love”.   I wonder if, in addition to loving one another, we think about loving God and being made perfect in it to the extent that fear is driven from us.  When we focus on loving God we will desire to please Him and have a continuous fellowship that results in not only a lack of fear but a sweet and confident contentment that blesses God.  Sounds pretty good to me!