Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Because God Loved

Psalm 29:11 -- "The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace."

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The Lord loves us, his children, in a way that is very hard to grasp. He loves us without expectation. "For God so loved the world..." (John 3:16). This well-known verse doesn't speak of what we have to do to earn God's love because we can't do anything to earn his love. God's love is not conditional, it just is. God loved us, so he sent his son to save us. It is a free gift from our father God to his children.

The disconnect comes when we refuse to accept his gift. The sin in our lives is like a wall that blocks our path to God. Since God sacrificed his son Jesus to atone for our sins, our path to God is covered. That inpenitrable wall turned into a curtain that we simply have to pull back with our repentance and praise in the name of Jesus. God loves us and wants to shower us with love and gifts of strength and peace, we only have to come to God to accept them.

Dear Lord,
Help me to see past the distractions of this world to experience your love and your gifts. Thank you for your love.

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