Does God Love MeQUESTION: Does God love me?
Does God love me? After all, there are billions of people on this planet, many with problems far worse than mine. Why would God care about my little problems? God cares for all of His creation. The Bible says that God even cares for sparrows, one of the most numerous species of birds on earth. Despite their number, the Bible says that God knows when each one of them dies. How much more would He care for individual human beings, who He made in His image and likeness?
Does God love me? Iíve done a lot of bad things. I donít deserve Godís love. The Bible says that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. The Bible also says that 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). Who did God love? God loved the world. The world includes every human being that ever lived and would ever live on this planet. Jesus Christ died because He loves the people of the world and does not want any to spend their life on earth, or their eternal life, apart from Him.
Jesus loved the men who placed a crown of thorns upon His head and spat upon Him and mocked Him. Jesus loved the men who whipped Him and beat Him beyond human recognition. Jesus loved those who saw Him carrying the cross up Golgothaís mountain and jeered at Him and cursed Him. He even loved those who nailed His hands and feet to the cross and gave Him vinegar, instead of water, when He said that He was thirsty.
The evidence that Jesus loved His tormenters is that He never struck or cursed them. He never tried to defend Himself, though He was innocent and did not deserve to die. He could have called legions of angels to rescue Him, but He didnít. Because He is God incarnate, He could have destroyed every one of them without lifting a finger, but He didnít. He endured the torture and humiliation, at the hands of evil people, because He loved them and loves mankind. He knew that His death was the only way that humanity would have a chance to be reconciled to God and to have a personal relationship with Him.
Does God love me? You bet! The Bible says that God knows the number of hairs on your head. It says that God knows your thought afar off (from His heavenly abode) and is intimately acquainted with all of your ways. He knew you before you were formed in your motherís womb. Why would God take so much interest in you if He didnít love you?
Wonít you accept Godís invitation to have a personal relationship with Him today? Will you allow Him to take care of you, the way that He wants to, by making Him your Savior and the Lord of your life?
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