|Just in case you've forgotten...
By Chaplain Rod Davis
(from his soon to be released book of devotions)
|I’m not certain why I’m saying this to you. Maybe it’s that God feels you need to be
reminded. It’s a singularly wonderful and liberating truth. God loves you, my friend. He
loves you with an eternal, unchanging, passionate, unfailing love. I’m sure that you know
this by now, but hey, we are human and need reminding from time to time. Therefore, I’m
praying that God will remind you of this fact―just how lovely you are in His eyes. I pray
that He will comfort your heart and help you to, once and for all, arrive at the settled
conclusion that you are His beloved child―the apple of God’s eye.
Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love. (Psalms 48:9)
I am so convinced of the sincerity and the scope of God’s love for you, that I’ve come to this
astounding conclusion. His love for you is so pure, so intense, that if you were the only
person who ever lived, God still would have come to this earth in the person of Jesus. He
still would have climbed up on that splintery old cross, endured the wounds in His hands,
feet, and side, and bled, and died for you. That’s the Master’s awesome love for you!
Indeed, not only is His love for you eternal and all sufficient, it’s also steadfast and
dependable. No matter what you may do in life, be it good or even bad, God’s love for you
remains unchanged and unending. It remains alive and passionate. Furthermore, His love for
you never cools down with the passing of time. It continually “burns brighter than the sun”
deep in the recesses of God’s heart―24/7.
Its flames are unquenchable, even during those times when your love for Him seems less than
fervent—during those times when you don’t feel so loving. God’s love for you remains
constant during the good times and even during the bad times. It doesn’t change. It doesn’t
end. His love for you will always remain alive and powerful. It’s there for you when you’re
at your best and (Praise God!!!) watches over you when you’re at your worst.
God’s love is the driving force behind everything He does for you. It’s the sustaining factor
that knits your heart to His and causes Him to unswervingly stand by your side, no matter
what the world may dish out or how many times you may fall.
And I just wanted to remind you of that… just in case you forgot.
Praise be to the LORD, for he showed his wonderful love to me when I was in a besieged
city. (Psalms 31:21)
Well, like I said, you already know this. Yet, perhaps you’re like the rest of us. We all need a
little reminder from time to time of just how much God loves us.
How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find
refuge in the shadow of your wings. (Psalms 36:7)
The one who knows me best loves me most*
*I Am Loved, words and music by Bill and Gloria Gaither