Jesus Loves Me
Teapots And Tiaras by Autumn Macarthur is a delightful contemporary Christian novel and part of the Love In Store series. It is also in a collection entitled Three Weddings. I thoroughly enjoyed catching up with familiar characters.
There are the twin themes of love and duty. Sometimes in life we witness love stifled by duty. We see the detrimental effects on a character after his grandfather preached duty above all else.
We all need love. When we are loved, we feel safe. Love is priceless.
It is a terrible thing to misrepresent God. “He’d never measured up to the perfection his grandfather’s God demanded.” God is not a frowning, angry God waiting for us to mess up. God is a God of love who when He sees us mess up, He walks beside us and helps us clear up our messes. We never have to earn His love. God’s gift to us is His love. He loves us completely and always will.
When we pray, we need to be ‘real’ with God. He “wanted to pray but that well had run dry.” When we have no words, God hears the yearnings of our heart. Praying is just talking to God but we need to remember to listen too. “Perhaps he had no idea of what God’s will for him was because he’d forgotten to slow down enough to listen.”
There is the theme of healing. Sometimes we need physical healing. Sometimes we need spiritual healing.
Teapots And Tiaras was a sweet story which revealed the love of God for us all.
I received a free copy from the author. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.