God’s Love

The moment your children come into the world; you love them. They have done nothing to earn your love, but you love them anyway because they are yours. You continue to love them, no matter what they do. This is unconditional love and parents have it. This is the best human example of God’s love for us. It is not based on performance or merit. It is based on the fact that we are His. It is crucial for any father to express his love for his children in both what he says and what he does.
Our heavenly Father expressed His love to us again and again (I John 4:19). Throughout scripture God affirms His love for us. We know He loves us, because He says so. God’s inescapable love is a love that hurts with us, a love that dreams great dreams for us, a love that cares enough to discipline us so that we might return to Him (Hebrews 12:10). God tells us He loves us, and He shows His love for us every day. His ultimate act of love is undeniable: sending His only Son into the world to die for our sins.  This week live with the assurance that God loves you!