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Created to Love

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Author Biography

    Ruel “DC” DeCastro has served the Christian Broadcasting Network for over 31 years and is currently a member of the Direct Marketing team. He is a longtime resident of Virginia Beach, Virginia. DC and his wife Tracee have two daughters—Morgan and Mya—whom they love very much.

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I believe that we are all created to have fellowship with God, made for His good pleasure to enjoy connection with Him.

I also believe that the desire to love and be loved stems from a heart that longs to be one with Him at some point in life.

But our heavenly Father also loves us so much that He blesses us with the power of free will to make choices for our own lives. The Lord wants us to experience the depths of His great love and to desire the fullness of His presence. He wants us to understand His character and His nature as protector, as counselor, as provider, full of mercy, grace, and unconditional love.

He desires to bless us, providing for our every need as we remain connected in prayer and continue to walk in His ways.

In the course of our lives, there are circumstances and events that are beyond our control. Decisions made by others can determine what happens to us. But that never changes the nature and character of Father God in His ongoing efforts to guide and provide in His own way—if we would only seek His will.

It begins with approaching Him in faith and humility. Such was the case in Matthew 8:1-17 when Jesus directly healed a man with leprosy by touching him after the man asked in faith for healing. In this same Bible passage, Jesus also healed a paralyzed man indirectly through the faith of a centurion who believed for this miracle when asking Jesus face-to-face. 

They witnessed His power, and as a result, their love and admiration for Him grew that much stronger.

The circumstances of the leper and the paralyzed man were beyond their control, but Jesus’ healing power made them whole because of their faith in Him.

Our Lord and Savior wants us to be whole so that we can develop an even deeper relationship with Him and become a complete person who is one with Him.

When we honor the Lord through our obedience, it pleases Him. Nothing supersedes His great love for us. When we are one with Christ, we share in the love He has for others.

Jesus sets the example of love by showing His obedience to God the Father by laying down His human life and dying for us, so that we can have our sins forgiven and receive healing from sickness and disease. That’s how much Christ loves us. He demonstrated His love for the Father and for sinners.

We are created to love.


Scripture is quoted from THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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