We know that God loves us; yes, that’s right- He loves all of us, and that includes you. I realize that there are times in life when we might question whether or not He even knows we exist; I’ve had those times too. I’ve been around long enough to have learned that He never turns His back on us; He doesn’t need to, because in those times, I’ve usually already turned my back on Him without realizing it.
I’m not always faithful to God, but God is always faithful to me.
Then I ask myself: Does God really love me? How can He love me after I’ve messed up so badly? Here is the answer to those questions…
This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
If God hadn’t loved us, would He have gone to all of the trouble to send His Son into the world so that we might live? Mind you, when God did that awesome thing, we didn’t “live” just because His Son arrived on the scene, Jesus had to give up His life so that we might live by His life. This “life” wasn’t merely physical and biological, no- it is eternal and of His Spirit. It is the very life that humanity lost way back in the Garden of Eden when the first humans decided to try out the one thing God had asked them not to do…
And yet God went to all of this trouble for us anyway!
That’s how much He loves us, that’s how much He loves YOU.