Understanding God’s Love

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This morning, as I did my usual procrastination scheme of checking my email instead of doing homework, I came across this living social for a personalized children’s book. I have two nieces and nephew that I adore more than anything so I absolutely HAD to check out this offer!

I came across this page.

” [name], I love you when you’re nice,

               I love you when you’re cranky too.

                              I love you without liking the naughty things you do.”

I paused.

Not gonna lie, I teared up a bit. 

I think it’s easy for people to get this concept of loving the children in their lives, no matter what. It’s in our nature. I love Katie, Mackenzie and Noah, more that I ever I knew I could love anyone! Simply because they are MY nieces and nephew. 

But honestly, when I read this I immediately thought, “Thats how God love me.” It has nothing to do with my accomplishments. Its because of who I am to him. I am his creation, the Bible says that I am his daughter. And for this reason, God’s love for me won’t be affected by “the naughty thing’s I’ve done”.  (sidenote: If I feel this strong love for my nieces and nephews, how much more is God’s love for us, his sons and daughters? I can’t even comprehend that kind of love!). 

How do I know this, that God loves me this much? Here is just one verse (of many) that will illustrate my point. Zephaniah 3:17 speaks of how much God loves his people, it says: “He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”

 

 

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