Have you ever had a time in your life when you knew you were loved? I mean, without a shadow of doubt, you had the affection of another and they did not hold back a thing.
They wanted to make sure you knew.
And so, to prove that this was true, they may have gone to great lengths to assure you. They could choose many different ways to do this.
-Acts of Service
-Words of affection and encouragement
-Spending quality time with you
(if you need more information about HOW to show love, check out The Five Love Languages by Gary D. Chapman)
Tonight I was blown away by such a seemingly meaningless act of love that the Creator of the Universe chose to lavish me with. It was a raffle gift and one that I was attracted to. It was a gift basket cradling a stuffed Elf. I found that Elf to be simply adorable! I expressed this to a friend and told him that I wanted it.
As the event we were attending began to wind down, raffles were drawn and yes, you guessed it, my number was drawn and I won the basket with the stuffed Elf.
I WAS MORE THAN AMAZED AND SURPRISED, I WAS LOVED!!!!!!!!!!
GOD, being the Creator, Father, Lover of my soul, decided that He wanted to show me how much He cares about me. He went out of His way to give me that Elf (though I’m sure it wasn’t any trouble at all for Him 😉
The thing is, He wants me to KNOW that He loves me.
HE LOVES ME!
HE HEARS ME! HE LISTENS!
HE IS WITH ME!
HE KNOWS ME!
I AM IMPORTANT TO HIM!
HE CARES ABOUT MY WANTS TOO, AND MY NEEDS!!!
Can you think of a time when God used something that could seem frivolous to our natural, “religious” minds? Has He swept you off your feet?
May our hearts recognize how loved we are. This is God, in His Holy place proving His love for us again and again, when He really, truly proved it once and FOR ALL on the cross. May we come to know that every good and perfect gift is from above. May we pray that we would grow to have a deeper understanding of His great love for us. In Jesus’ name, AMEN!
Being loved brings us to life. Life. Life. Life.