Reverend R. A. Shackles
It is not that we think to “earn” love that as Christians we desire to achieve “great works.” That has it all wrong. It doesn’t work. The real secret is that as Christians, we come to know that, undeserving as we are, we are loved, powerfully and profoundly, by our God. In gratitude – because we are loved —it is our special joy to set ourselves to offering “great things” to glorify our God. And great things do happen. The Love of God simply “works” that way. It is a work of a Christian to make our lives acts of loving God. It brings great things into our world.