Wednesday, February 13, 2008

How does God love me? Let me count the ways...

That's what the sticker on the jeepney says. That's what our pastors or Sunday School teachers tell you. But have you ever wondered how real those words are? Does God really love us or is it just a fancy thing to say? If God loves us, how does HE show it? We don't get hugs and kisses from Him the way we do from family and friends. But the truth of God's love is nevertheless undeniable.
February 14 is said to be the "Heart's day". But what is its main theme? Maybe love for the opposite sex or even the word "sex". Do we really get the meaning for this celebration? Some man and woman feels frustrated not having a partner for this day. They feel rejected - all alone. But there's one thing I assure you, "God loves you," could very well be the three-word summary of the entire Bible. All through the Bible, God expresses His love for man. God is depicted as the lover who constantly pursues His loved.
Are you asking how God loves you? Let me count the ways...
  1. God's love for you is NON-STOP. It knows no end, a kind of love that constantly draws you to HIM. God loves you FOREVER!

    God Speaks: I love you people with a love that will last forever. That is why i have continued showing you kindness. Jeremiah 31:3

  2. God's love for you REMEMBERS. Your own mother may sometimes accidentally forget your name (or get you mixed up with your other simblings), but God always has your name in mind. He even has some kind of "tattoo" of you!

    God Speaks: Can a woman forget the baby she nurses? Can she feel no kindness for the child to which she gave birth? Even if she could forget her children, I will not forget her children, I will not forget her children, I will not forget you! See, I have written your name on my hand... Isaiah 49:15-16

  3. God's love finds DELIGHT in you. God even sings for you as a lover would for His beloved.
    God Speaks: The Lord your God is with you, the mighty One will save you, You will rest in his love; he will sing and be joyful about you. Zephaniah 3:17
  4. God's love SUSTAINS you. In the face of the many problems and worries you encounter daily, it is God's love for you that upholds and sustains you.
    God speaks: The Lord's love never ends; his mercies never stop. They are new every morning; Lord, your loyalty is great. Lamentations 3:22
  5. God's love for you is SACRIFICIAL
    God's expression of love did not stop with word; He puts His love for you in action by giving Son to die in your place.
    God Speaks: God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son so that whoever believers in him may ot be lost, but have eternal life. John 3:16
    The greatest love a person can show is to die for his friends. John 15:13

*taken from True Love Waits Workbook, Church Strengthening Ministry of the Foreign Mission Board, SBC, Inc.,P.O. Box 2656 MCPO 1266 Makati City, Philippines

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