Because I believe Christ died on the cross and rose from the dead, I am loved by God. Christ’s sacrifice on the cross was motivated by God’s great love for me and you. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” Love was what caused God to come up with a plan to save us as He desires to be in relationship with mankind and have us live with Him eternally.
God repeatedly tell us in the Bible that He loves us. Jeremiah 31:3 The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.” Paul describes God’s love for us in Ephesians 2:4-5 “But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.” God saved us because He loved us and through His grace and mercy He sent Jesus.
How do you feel today? Do you feel loved by God or are you letting the cares, worries and circumstances of life block God’s love? As you think about God’s love today, let your mind be transformed by the love of Christ. He died for you and me. Know that He loved us enough to die for us. God loved us enough to send Jesus to bring us into a relationship with Him. Know you are loved by God, and it cost Him dearly to show you His great LOVE!
Feeling cherished and loved by God,