The statement “Jesus Loves Me” is oh so simple, yet so incredibly profound. Love is written all over the Bible and that’s because love is the very nature and character of our God. It’s who He is. I think it’s also important to recognize that there comes a point in each of our lives where we desire to fall in love with God all over again. (I know I’ve felt that way before even though I’m not a parent yet.) It ultimately boils back down to human nature and we all desire to feel love and be loved. Think about it: God created Eve from Adam so he wouldn’t be alone. And because He LOVES us more than we could ever imagine! I believe John 3:16 says it all: “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” (New Living Translation)
The love God has for myself and everyone else on the face of this planet is so far beyond our comprehension that it’s impossible for us to understand. Quick sidebar: I’m not married yet, but I hope and pray I will be someday. Within the last several months I have had the AMAZING privilege of witnessing two of my very best friends marry and become one in Christ with the men that God created just for them. As I stood there watching the faces of their grooms light up when they saw their bride; I was completely in awe of God’s love for us. His face lights up in that very same way when He sees us walking toward Him. 1 John 4:19 says, “We love because he first loved us.”The more time we spend with Him, the more we can understand His love for us. I look at it like this: In order to get to know someone as a friend you have to spend quality time with that person. The same is true in our relationship with God and He desires to spend time with you. I love David’s Psalms because they are so easy to read, but are also so heartfelt. Which, reflects God’s character and nature. “But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever.” Psalm 52:8 (ESV)
God sent Jesus as another exemplification of His love for humanity. I don’t know about you, but I cannot think of a greater way to show the world. God sent Jesus into this world to not only show us His love, but to also die the horrific death that we deserve because of this nasty thing called sin. (References: John 3:16, Luke 2:1-20, Isaiah 9:1-7) When Jesus had fulfilled what God had called him to, Jesus sent us the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us. The Holy Spirit is essentially God living in us at all times. Pretty sweet, right? (References: Acts 2:1-13, John 14:15-27) The thing I love most about the Spirit is that it is God speaking to my heart with and convicting my heart in love as well. He is always speaking to us even when we fail to realize it. From my personal experience when He speaks, more often than not it can get quite LOUD until I follow through in obedience!
Lastly, the message is simple:
Jesus loves me.
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