He Loves Me!
A simple pondering by Holly Woodbridge
John 3:16 “For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son. God gave his Son so that whoever believes in him may not be lost but have eternal life. 17 God did not send his Son into the world to judge the world guilty, but to save the world through him.
1 John 3:1 The Father has loved us so much! He loved us so much that we are called children of God. And we really are his children. But the people in the world do not understand that we are God’s children, because they have not known him.
“God loves you. He really, really loves you!” This is how I often end my correspondence with our kids. And it’s true! He does. But when I take a moment to actually ponder this truth for me, I am blown away again and again.
He loves me. HE LOVES ME!
And He knows me. GOD who knows me completely, loves me perfectly. What a glorious truth to rest my life upon! He rescued me into His own family. WOW! So simple and so gigantic.
And I love Him. Not at all perfectly, but I sure do want to live my life to please Him. He is my dad, and I am His girl.
And He loves them. You know, all THOSE people. Every one of them. The ones we nod hello to, and those we pass by without a thought. He loves them all and He wants them in His family right along with you and me.
Some of them are pretty messed up you know. But so was I and so were you. And I know He can do for them what He is doing for us. Because that’s what love does. And it’s going to be awesome to celebrate each other all along the way.
P.S. It’s our job to let them know He loves them. Dad said so.