Great Love

Author: Emily Acker — Host: Andrew StevensPosted on: April 2, 2022

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Great Love

Sometimes, I wonder how God loves me so much. Me. A “normal” person. A messed-up person. A person who sins. What have I done to deserve what He gives me? How can I show Him how much His love means to me? The Bible talks about God “quieting” us with His love (Zephaniah 3:17). When the world is crazy and we can’t find peace, His love is there. Jesus gives us His peace (John 14:27). When we are tired but we can’t calm down, He is there with us. He invites us to come to Him, and He will help us relax (Matthew 11:28-30). God knows we can’t do anything to earn His love. We sin. We mess up. We are not worthy of the abundant life Jesus came to give us. Yet God sacrificed for us despite all of that. It was because of His love that God gave Jesus as a sacrifice for us (John 3:16). Jesus was willing to die a death He didn’t deserve so that we could be with God forever. And because Jesus rose from the dead, we can know that God’s love is more powerful than anything. The Bible talks about God’s love being steadfast. It’s always there for us. When people abandon us or hurt us, we don’t have to worry that God and His love are going to disappear. As followers of Jesus, we can know that His love is always with us (Psalm 23:6). I cannot imagine my life without the love that God has shown me and continues to show me each day. I know I don’t deserve that love, and I am so thankful for the gift of love that God gives me. • Emily Acker • Can you think of a time you felt loved by God? If not, you can ask Him to reveal His love to you anytime. • Have you ever felt like you needed to do something to earn God’s love? How might today’s Bible verses speak into this? For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God Ephesians 2:8 (NIV)


Read Verses:

Ephesians 2:8; Romans 8:31-Romans 8:39