In all of life, in all you do, you are loved. The greatest peril you can face is not realizing this. You may have experienced the lack of love from those around you, but there is a love that is real, constant, unchanging, and eternal. It comes from God. To live in conscious awareness, that the creator of the entire universe loves you, is the greatest joy of living. It is also the greatest necessity.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16 KJV). These wonderful words speak of the greatest love, which brings the greatest life. God gave his greatest possession, his son, for us. In doing so, he provided the greatest deliverance, so we may have the greatest certainty for the greatest future.
He loved us before we loved him. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8 KJV). Our sin did not stop his love from the beginning, nor will it ever. He wills for us to be secure, confident, composed, and feeling the hug of his love all day long. He does not desire our lives to be question marks, but exclamations!
His love does not stop due to our behavior. He draws us back as a father with tear-stained eyes. When he must discipline, it proceeds from his heart of perfect love. “ For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39 KJV). Since nothing can separate us from his love, we have the greatest invitation to enter the most wonderful, powerful and loving relationship, we can know.
This relationship is for all peoples everywhere, yet also for the individual. It is for you! Outside of this wondrous love, we can never know our worth. Yet within it, we experience complete acceptance and realization of true and lasting value. “Keep yourselves in the love of God…” (Jude 1:21 KJV). Be aware of his love; it is ours for today and for eternity.