Forest green fabric with a nod to 1 John 4:19 embroidered in white thread. The reminder that our salvation is secure and held by Christ. We are not saved by how strong our own faith is, but because He loved us first.
Each hat comes with an insert card that shares the story behind the design. It reads:
"Anyone else spend nights falling asleep ‘praying the prayer’ over and over, just in case it hadn't stuck the first time? In case we weren’t faithful ‘enough’? In case we'd sinned too much and needed to start over?
God’s word is full of promises that we can hold firmly to. He chose His people before the foundation of the world. Ephesians 1:4 He chose us.
Our sins are forgiven for His name's sake. 1 John 2:12 Not our name. Not based on us, but for His name’s sake.
We love because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19...
I've always read that as a call to love others because He first loved me. But, I as a sinner have the capacity to even begin to love a holy God, because He first loved me. I love Him, because He first loved me. I desire a relationship with God, because He first chose me.
According to 1 Timothy 2:4, His will is for all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 1 John 5:14: If we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. He’s listening. Be comforted that we are not saved by our words, not by the heartiness of our faith, but by the blood Christ shed - because He loved us first."