Begin with God … He Is Love
In the Word
Does God love me all of the time?
This is love…that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins (1 John 4:10).
Of the Word
It is impossible for us to comprehend a God who loves us in spite of everything we have ever said, thought or done. God’s love is unfailing and will last forever. For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord (Psalm 117:2).
God’s love is so great He calls us His own. How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called the children of God! And that is what we are (1 John 3:1a)!
We are not just His acquaintances, not casual friends, not step children, but we are children of God. All through the Scriptures God’s love for us, His children, is displayed. Yet without the Holy Spirit working in our hearts, His message of love would be empty and impersonal.
This is love…that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins (1 John 4:10). God has shown us through the sacrifice of Jesus just how much He loves us and wants us for His own.
Walking with my Lord
Father God, forgive me when I forget just how much You really love me. Your love comforts and satisfies me. Learning from Your example, Lord, help me to love and forgive myself as well as those around me. This I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Mustard Seed: Begin with God. Authors: Marcia Gomulka, Dcs. Betty Knapp, Myrna Lou Meyer. 5/28 ©2007 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. www.lwml.org
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