Bible reading: John 3:10-21, Romans 5:6-11
I think of how that we’re all surrounded by so many relationships in our lives. From one relationship to the other though, the core motivations differ.
Sometimes, it’s a business interest or a workplace relationship; sometimes it’s a neighbour or a colleague. Sometimes, it’s borne out of the need to get a project done.
I think it’s particularly refreshing when we remind ourselves that God is driven by love, in reaching out to us: God is a lover of people.
God is not merely driven by His ability to save. That would be great in that it would still get the job done, but what if someday he doesn’t feel like having us saved?
God is not merely driven by a sense of pity for people. That would be great in that it could still get the job done, but what if someday the sense of pity fades away- or if we outgrow being so pitiful?
God is not merely driven by our need. That would have been great in that He is able to meet our need, but when the needs are met, then it implies we would no longer need Him.
God is driven by a deep sense of love for every person He created.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16 NKJV
We shouldn’t allow these famous words to become familiar.
God loved the world so very, very much that he gave his only Son. Because he did that, everyone who believes in him will not lose his life but will live forever John 3:16 WE
Be patient enough today to embrace the reminder- God loves me!
Let that be a loud consciousness in your heart. Let it be real to you. Say it over and again to yourself. Picture a loving God, not a hateful boss.
God loves me.
This is the beauty of our relationship with God. We know we are loved. This is the drive to stay true in our process, this is the empowerment to love God and to love people genuinely- knowing we are loved.
God loves me very, very much.
It is not first of all about your performance, or your strength to respond right- it’s who God is. He is love. (1 John 4:8)
May this Easter season bring a heavy reminder to you that Jesus, God’s priceless and precious gift, is a statement of love in all generations and to all people. God loves you very, very much.