Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It’s the time of year that we set aside to show our loved ones how much they mean to us. The reservations have been made at the best restaurants, the cards, candy and roses have been purchased. But for some of us, especially those who are single, this can be a very lonely time of the year. We’re left to wonder what’s wrong with us. Why can’t we find that special someone to share our life with? Am I just plain unlovable?
But there is someone who loves us! Someone who is always there for us and is always faithful to us!
Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.
God’s love for us is everlasting. He loved us from the very beginning of time and He continues to love us now.
This love that God has for us can be seen in so many ways if we just look for it. So, how does God show His love for us?
1. God sent His Son, Jesus to die in our place.
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Our sin has separated us from God, but He loves us so much that He was willing to send His only Son to die for our sin. I don’t know anyone else who would even consider sending their child into the world to die for someone else! God definitely loves us!
2. God has made us a part of His family.
Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!
1 John 3:1
Jesus died for our sins, and when we accept Him as our Savior we are automatically adopted into the family of God. What a great honor that we can call God our Father! We are no longer alone in this world, we have a family all of our own. God loves us so much that we can now call Him our Abba Father or Daddy. (Romans 8:15)
3. God doesn’t give up on us.
Because we are human we have a sinful nature. Throughout our lives we will continue to sin even if we are saved and even if we don’t want to. It’s just a part of our nature. But God doesn’t give up on us. Even when we mess up or walk away from Him, He continues to be faithful and completely loyal to us. The word “everlasting” from Jeremiah 31:3 literally means “loyal”. And Jeremiah wrote in Lamentations 3:23, “Great is Your faithfulness.” Because of our sin, we don’t deserve His faithfulness and loyalty. But it is in God’s nature to give it to us anyway. We can rest assured that He will always be there for us.
Maybe you are feeling unloved today. But God wants you to know that you are loved by Him! He wants you to feel that love surrounding you every day. And He wants to have a close and personal relationship with you. God’s love for you is everlasting. He has always loved you and He always will. Whatever things may happen in your life, He will love you. No matter who may come and go in your life, He will love you. God’s love for you is so deep that there is nothing that can separate you from His 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 not depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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Connie Rowland is the creator of Master's Hand Collection, A series of Christian digital artwork that depicts God's hand in our lives. Each picture features an inspirational word spelled out in American Sign Language with a corresponding Bible verse. Join "In the Studio" for your Free Printable Artwork.
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