How Much God Loves Us

I really love my kids. I mean, really. I love them so much. I want to do whatever I can for them, I want to help them, I want to protect them, I want to keep them safe.

That’s how I feel about my children.

And that’s how any parent would feel about their kids. They want to protect them, be there for them, give them what they need and, if we are going to be honest, a lot of what they want.

That’s how every parent feels.

Listen to what Jesus says in Matthew 7:9-11:

Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

A father holding childs handI love this passage. It shows us just how much God loves us. I want to do what I can for my kids. I want to take care of them, protect them, give them good things. Every parent understands.

And I love what Jesus says, if we who are sinful (or evil) know how do this, how much more does our perfect, loving, heavenly Father know how to do it.

You who are parents, you know how much you love your kids. You know how, even when you are frustrated and angry with them, how much you love them.

That love is a 1/100th of the love that our Heavenly Father has for us. It doesn’t even measure. As much as we love our kids, God loves us even more.

For our love is imperfect. His is perfect.

You are loved. More than you’ll ever know. Ever understand. More than you can imagine.

Today, as a Father loves His children, so does our God love us. Today know how much God loves us!

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Closer than You Know

Jesus Christ walks with us through every day of life. Every day. There’s not a day that passes that He is not part of. He never leaves our side, in the good and in the bad. He is our closest friend, and closest companion.

Listen to what Paul says today in 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17:

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.

In this passage today, Paul says something – that Jesus Christ Himself, and God the Father, they will give us comfort, hope and through grace.

By the way, anytime you hear the word grace, think Holy Spirit. Why? Because we receive grace through the Holy Spirit. So today, we have the comfort and hope of the Father and the Son through the presence of the Spirit.

In other words, today, no matter where you are in your life; God is wrapping you in His arms. He is embracing you. He is pulling you to Himself. He is walking with you, He has never left you, He is with you, He love you.

Today, feel Him embrace you. Support you. Love you. Carry you. When you think it’s tough and troubled, stop. Breathe. And look for God’s presence. It’s there.

Even if you don’t see it at first. God is closer than you know. He is with you. May you know His power and presence today.