God Loves You
You may have landed on this page because you have been given one of our free pens. You may have ended up here because you visited our website and wondered what would happen if you clicked on the pen image. However it is that you find yourself here, I want you to know that God loves you.
I am fortunate that for all of my life, through the good times and the bad, I have known that God loves me. I want you to know that God loves you too.
You may be thinking, “If God loves me, then why is my life not as good as I want it to be?” But God does love you – he really, really loves you. Not in a generic ‘God loves the world’ type of love, but a personal interest in you and your life, and he really loves you.
Throughout my life, I have been through some tough times, but even in those moments, I have known God’s love upholding me. As I said, I consider myself fortunate to have known the presence of God in my life since childhood, and recognise his loving watch over me even when times were bad. You too, can know Jesus Christ in your life and the love of God will be made real to you too.
Here are six facts to help you know that God loves you. Each one is accompanied by some words from the Bible.
- God loves you, because God is love.
St John knew God’s love and he wrote, “love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” (1 John 4.7-8)
- God loves you, because he created you.
You are not an accident. You were created by God in love. One of the ancient psalms puts it this way, “You, God, formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalm 139.13-14)
- God loves you, and Jesus died for you.
One of the greatest ways you can show someone how much you love them is to sacrifice yourself for them. St John wrote down the words of Jesus for us, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15.13). and St Paul writing to Christians in Rome wrote, “While we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5.6-8)
- God loves you, and invites you to be part of his family
I often hear adopted children speak of the joy of being chosen to be members of a family. In the same way, God chooses to adopt us into his family. This is what St Paul once wrote, “God chose before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will.” (Ephesians 1.4-5)
- God loves you, and watches over you always
When my children were younger, out of my love for them, I watched over them diligently to ensure that no harm would come to them and that their needs were met. As they grew older, this was no longer possible. However, God, through his Spirit, continues to watch over us and meet our needs even when we don’t know what we should pray for. St Paul again, “the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.” (Romans 8.26)
- God loves you and wants you to spend eternity with him
It’s true. God doesn’t want to love you just for this lifetime – he wants to love you for all eternity, to give you a home with him even beyond the grave. Jesus said, “God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son [Jesus], that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3.16)
These are just a few reasons why I know that God loves you. If you would like to talk more about this, please complete the contact form below and I will be happy to do so.
With love and blessings to you, Colin Resch.
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