Text: John 3:16. 1 John 4:16.
Love is a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection as for a parent to a child. It is an affectionate concern for total well-being to you. It is the benevolent affection of God for his creature.
God has a benevolent affection for you as his creature. The kind of love God has for you cannot be quantified. It is unparalleled. It is an agape love. God demonstrates his love to you and me by sending his only begotten son Jesus to us. And this is confirmed by the scripture in John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son that who-ever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
God sent his son to come and save the world and to reconcile us with him. For this same reason, his son shed his precious blood for the atonement of your sin. You are also redeemed by the precious blood of the lamb.as confirmed in 1 Peter 1:19. 1 John 3:1says, "How great is the love the father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God”! And that is what we are! Romans 5:8 says, "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this. While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
He gives you privileges of sonship and access to come to him at will. He made you in his own image. He knitted you together in your mother's womb and protected you while you were in the womb. He has chosen you and the scripture says in 1 Peter 2: 9,"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness in to his wonderful light." You have received mercy through his grace.
His thoughts towards you are thoughts of peace and not evil and he promised to give you an expected end. He gives you peace which the world cannot give you as in John 14:27 - you should not allow your hearts to be troubled and that you should not be afraid. He has taken you out of the miry clay and plant your feet on the rock. All you needed, his hand had provided. He also gives you a free gift of salvation and he saves you by his grace. He promised to be with you in whatever situation you are passing through. Hence the scripture says in Isa 43:2, "when you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned, the flames will not set you ablaze."
God loves you so much that he promised to stand by you, day and night. You are precious and honored in his sight because he loves you unconditionally. He has chosen you to be his treasured possession. Your name is written in the hollow of his palm. He knows the number of strands of hair on your head. He knows your name and your dwelling place. He knows your beginning and your ending. He says you should call him. Jer 33:3 says, "call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” Again Matt 7:7says, "Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you."
Brethren God loves you unconditionally. He does not want you to perish but to have everlasting life and to reign with him in his kingdom. Do you know that God is pained when you follow those gods or worship them? God expects you to do his blessed will and accept his only begotten son as your Lord and saviour and give your life to him. He wants you to fear him, walk in all his ways and keep His commandments. He also wants you to seek his kingdom first and his righteousness as in Matt 6:33. God is happy when you praise and worship him. All these you can do to reciprocate his love. He loves you and he cares for you. What a loving and caring father you have.
PRAYER: Father, thank you for loving me so much and unconditionally. Please, grant me the grace to love you back with all my heart and soul and the grace to surrender my life totally to Jesus as he died for me in Jesus name I pray. Amen