You are Loved

 

Jesus Christ, both fully man and fully God,  lived in the full assurance of the Father’s love while He was on the earth.

 

Father God loves you with this same measure of love! He is the exact, unblemished, pure, holy essence of love (1 John 4:8). He loves you with an unconditional love! His loving-kindness never changes – we may be disobedient or rebellious, but God is always waiting for our return in humility, not justifying our sin, but just coming to Him (See the parable of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15).

 

We  see this love demonstrated in His sending His Son, Jesus to bear the price for mankind’s sin in His death on the Cross. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – NIV

Our earthly Fathers cannot match up to the steadfast love of God. Often our Father’s love was conditional on our behaviour, or was just not there. Some fathers are absent – both physically and sometimes emotionally. Both are as hurtful as each other. These pictures of our earthly fathers may make it difficult to relate to Father God, but our relationship to Father God is not through a picture of our biological father, but through adoption as His Sons through our accepting Jesus as our Lord and Saviour.

Through our faith and obedience to Father we are accepted as His friend. John 15:14-15You are my friends if you do what I command.  I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” – NIV

Let us accept this wonderful gift as His Sons and Daughters……..

We see this love demonstrated in His sending His Son, Jesus to bear the price for mankind’s sin in His death on the Cross. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – NIV

Our earthly Fathers cannot match up to the steadfast love of God. Often our Father’s love was conditional on our behaviour, or was just not there. Some fathers are absent – both physically and sometimes emotionally. Both are as hurtful as each other. These pictures of our earthly fathers may make it difficult to relate to Father God, but our relationship to Father God is not through a picture of our biological father, but through adoption as His Sons through our accepting Jesus as our Lord and Saviour.

Through our faith and obedience to Father we are accepted as His friend. John 15:14-15“You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” – NIV

 

Let us accept this wonderful gift as His Sons and Daughters……..