Korean American Pentecost Community

Mission of KAPC

With the belief that our Pentecostal experiences will revive our Christian community as vibrant as the early church was, we are witnessing to the Gospel that empowers all the people, beyond their denominational differences, to experience God's love and to live a life manifesting His gracious gifts in the Holy Spirit bestowed upon us in the name of Christ.

Pentecost Seminar

Seminar Review

God’s Love is Mom’s Love

2023-02-07 01:58

2006,8, 25

God’s Love is Mom’s Love

by Hyun-joo Kim from Vancouver, Canada

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

God sent us his only son to save us and wash our sins away. I imagine myself at God’s point of view. What would I do, if I were to send my only son away? I don’t think I could do it because I’m only human being not like God, whom I can’t be compared with… Also, I don’t know a parent’s eternal love because I’m not a parent yet. However, I think God loved his only son, Jesus like any human being. I think God also felt the pain of losing his only son. At the time of Jesus’ death he asked God, “Why have you forsaken me?” God didn’t answer him. However, he might have been waiting for Jesus to come by his side.

Before I came to this seminar, I was a mess. I was in trouble with my faith in myself, church and my love to God. The problems with my mom were only getting worse. I thought this

confusion was only temporary but it was getting deeper and deeper. I felt that I needed something to change my attitudes and life. That’s why I actually came to this seminar.

When I first read this quote, the only person came into my mind was my mother. I think God’s love is same as a mother’s eternal love. My mother was widowed when I was in 4th grade after my dad passed away because of cancer. Since then, I am the only child my mother tries to be there for me every time and gives hope and faith by praying. Every time I had a problem on my own or with her, I can see her praying most of the times. I think that really helped me a lot of ways when I go through hard times in my life. Like God, my mother always tries to lead me to better ways by giving a lifetime experience that she had.

I didn’t realize my mother’s love before I came here. I had some ideas in my head but not from my heart. If I only knew when I was a teenager, I wouldn’t have done stupid things that I now regret. Also, I wouldn’t have hurt my mom’s feelings in any way. This seminar, particularly this session made me realize that appreciating my mother’s love is the same as recognizing God’s love.

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