GOD LOVES YOU
God loves you!
What more needs to be said?
Paul Simon sings: “Who’s gonna love you when your looks are gone…?” And replying to his own question: he sings: “God will…”
Well – God is not really interested in our looks – even though He has our cosmetic count when it comes to hair –
Luke 12:6-8 (NKJV)
6 “Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God. 7 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
He has an easier job with me – as my hair grew out completely to make room for my brains.
… For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
So God who looks into the heart – loves you!
That’s good news – the only problem is – do you/we love Him?
Now let’s be real: How can we love someone we have never seen, or heard?
Telling me a friend of yours ‘loves me’, isn’t going to make much of a difference to me. It might be nice to know, but that’s about it.
I would need to meet this person and get to know them, before this information meant much.
When we were young, on odd occasions the word would be passed to us, perhaps through an acquaintance or friend, that a particular young lady ‘fancied us’.
Admiration from afar. The message meant they would be open to the possibility of getting to know us more.
Young ladies used to scream and cry over their pop idols.
As someone once said this is ‘puppy love’ – but nonetheless ‘real’ to the puppy.
God loves you – it ain’t no puppy love.
So for me or any Christian to communicate to you that ‘God Loves you’, might be limited in it’s impact?
Limited only because as yet it is only a fact. A piece of information. A conversation starter.
Because unless you explore this possibility for yourself, you will remain at the nodding acquaintance stage.
A nodding acquaintance with a truth some Christian wants you to grasp.
Great as that truth is to hear, it needs to be acted upon, in order that you and the person who loves you can get to know each other.
Having entered into a relationship with the Person of Jesus Christ, through the enablement of The Holy Spirit of God in 1970, I am still ‘married’ to Him in the sense that I am part of His church – referred to in scripture as His Bride.
I have experienced His Love in a powerful way. Specifically and tangibly on a number of occasions in an extra-dimensional spiritual way. This is described biblically in the following words:
Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
This is a literal, tangible, spiritually-discernible experience, overwhelming in it’s import and unmistakable in its impact.
Regardless of how much I think I fail to be all Christ wants me to be – His love for me is undeniable.
Firstly because the message He confirmed to mankind – He confirmed to me personally, by allowing me to experience His Agape love. A spiritual experience – as we say – more ‘felt’ than ‘telt’.
But also because He has responded to me, as I to Him, I can now believe in His love. Even if there are times when I may think I am not experiencing it.
You may not have experienced it – but here you are being reminded of it.
Seek to know personally this saviour I speak of. And if you already know Him – I want to remind you too, that He loves you. Seek for a fresh reminder as you pray. I will too 🙂.
Christians all differ, of course, in their personalities, and you will find they often emphasize some aspect of biblical truth that kind of reflects their personality. A truth or truths they warm to, more often than others.
But this is how God tempers the body of Christ (the church members) together. Using our personalities to express differing aspects of the Life of Christ within.
But the greatest demonstration of God’s personality is His love.
Demonstrated at the cross of calvary.
Ask God to take you there and to open your eyes to His love poured out in demonstration on the cross and later poured out on the day of Pentecost.
Ask Him to manifest His love to you in forgiveness and acceptance.