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Saturday, July 6, 2019

Posted Notes

Posted Notes

Even a little handwritten note on a Post-it note can be extremely meaningful.

Ask Sophia Wilcox.

When Sophia was in middle school, her stepdad, Brian Sandusky, would scribble a little note of
encouragement to her and stick it on her bedroom door.

What did these notes mean to Sophia? Did they help her through some difficult times in her life?

Perhaps the answer to those questions is revealed in what Sophia did for her stepdad on Father's Day
this year. She presented with a gift: a frame with a picture of the two of them surrounded by the
entire collection of Post-it notes that he had left on her door for her.

Sophia's video of the moment when he unwrapped her gift has gone viral.

"These are all your notes," he whispered through tears.

"Yeah, I kept them all," Wilcox said.

She kept them for over 6 years. Sophia, now in college, wanted her stepdad to know how much those
notes have meant to her, so she gifted them back to him with a constant, visual reminder. *

Do you realize that God has "posted notes" of His deep and abiding love for you?

Here are a few of His notes:

"For God so loved the world [including you and me] that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever
believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16 NIV).

"This is how God showed His love among us: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might
live through Him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an
atoning sacrifice for our sins" (1 John 4:9-10).

He posted these notes for you and for me even when we were "unlovable." He loves us despite the
fact that we have sinned against Him (Romans 3:23). He loves us so much that He didn't just write
about His love; He demonstrated it.

"But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us"
(Romans 5:8).

God loves us so much that He gave His Son to die on the cross for our sins. Through Jesus' atoning
sacrifice, we can receive the forgiveness of our sins, be adopted into God's family, and receive the
gift of eternal life (Ephesians 1:7; Romans 6:23; 8:15-17).

God will save, adopt, and give eternal life to those who place their faith and trust in Jesus (Acts
16:30-31), turn from their sins in repentance (Acts 17:30-31), confess Jesus before men (Romans
10:9-10), and are baptized (immersed) into Christ for the forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:38). He will
continue to cleanse from sin those who continue to walk in the light of His Word (1 John 1:7-9).

God's notes of His love for us have been posted. Read them in His Word, the Bible. Respond to His
love through your trusting obedience.

You will become part of the greatest love story ever written.

-- David A. Sargent

* Information gleaned from "Maryland college student brings stepdad to tears with collage of notes
he left her in middle school" by Brie Stimson of Fox News,

David A. Sargent, Minister

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