As we embrace the gift of this new day, this new week, I pray we remember who gives us life, breath and all life's blessings. Today I wanted to remind us all of how much God loves you and I.
Isaiah 49:16 says God loves us so much that He engraved our name on the palm of His hand. Matthew 10:30 says He loves us so much that HE knows how many hairs are on our head. Psalm 56:8 says He loves us so much that He saves our tears in a bottle. Jeremiah 31:3 says He loves us with an everlasting love.
God's love is very personal toward us. It doesn't matter where we've been, or what we've done, or what we've experienced. God loves us. It doesn't matter what we have through our ourselves or what others may have said about us. God loves u. This is what God says about us:
You are honored, You are precious in His eyes. (Isaiah 43:40) Isn't that an amazing fact? Most often when the Bible attempts to express God's love, it makes a beeline for the cross of Jesus Christ. The cross is God's statement of just how much He loves us. When we think of the immensity of God's love, the first thing the Bible often asks us to do is consider the price that was paid. This is love: Not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sings (1 John 4:10). What makes this love so amazing is that it is highlighted against the backdrop of a debt that each one of us owes. At the core of God's being is His holiness. In order for us to have any kind of relationship with Him, we have to find a way for our sins to be forgiven. Problem is, there's nothing we can do to accomplish that... it's too big of a debt. We can't buy God's favor, we can't work for it, we can't ever be good enough to earn it. God's holiness demanded that sin be paid for, and then God's love found a way.
May we proclaim this great love to us today. God loves us with an everlasting love that words fail to describe. May we go out and share this love with all we come in contact and be filled with the Holy Spirit to guide our steps.