"Jesus loves me, this I know
For the Bible tells me so..."
And we know it by heart and could most likely sing it in our sleep, right?
I have a question to pose. As often as we hear the little phrase "Jesus Loves Me", do you we believe it?
Do I believe it?
Do I believe that the Creator of the Universe, Who orchestrates every movement of our galaxy, Who is Lord over every angel and creature - knows me by my name? Knows every one of my thoughts? And that He cares?
How would it change my life, if every decision I made, I weighed it on the scales with the fact that GOD LOVES ME? That He DIED for me?
I love many people dearly. Would I die for them?
And yet God gave His life for me.
This is no cheap, frivolous, junior high "squirrly" love. This is a deep, awesome, indescribable commitment and resolve to save His lost children. The Greek definition describes a fond affection and attachment. For you. For me.
And the most incredible thing to me is that I was no little angel when He first loved me. I wasn't doing great things for His kingdom. He didn't need me. In fact, every person who isn't living for God is doing damage to His kingdom. I was doing damage to His kingdom. And He reached out His arms to me, and asked if He could love me as His child.
"Picture a giant dump truck full of love. There you are behind it. God lifts the bed, until the love starts to slide. Slowly at first, then down, down, down.
Until you are
In His love."
This is the picture of the sinner, of the lost, of the hopeless, and of the sanctified.
I love Him, because He first loved me.
John 3:16 - "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son."
1 John 3:1 - "Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God."
Romans 5:8 - "But God commendeth His great love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."