Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wondrous Love!

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16)

It's great to love and to be loved isn't it?  Some of us have a loving supporting family and homes filled with love. What a blessing. We may also have many friends, an extended family and a church characterized by AGAPE love.

John 3:16 begins with the glorious phrase, "God so loved the world".  Amen, God sure does and God specifically loves you and me this day and everyday.  You may have experienced a loving earthly family , others have not. Undoubtedly some have had a very difficult time in life and still do.  There are those reading this who've been abused and carry deep scars.  The sacred trust between an earthly spouse, parent,  sibling, spouse or friend was violated.

Those who bear deep scars especially take note.  You are now learning to trust your heavenly Parent who is altogether trustworthy.  God's steadfast love never ceases. I know many of you have long ago memorized the daily verse. It's perhaps the single most memorized verse in the entire Bible. Hide it deep in your heart.  I find it helpful to personalize it. "For God so loved me that He gave His one and only Son, that when I believe in Him I shall not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16). Indeed, such love, such wondrous love!

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