Matthew 10:29-31 (NIV)
29Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. 30And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
John 17:22-23 (NLT)
22“I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one. 23I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me.
Romans 8:38-39 (CEB)
38I’m convinced that nothing can separate us from God’s love in Christ Jesus our Lord: not death or life, not angels or rulers, not present things or future things, not powers 39or height or depth, or any other thing that is created.
“God loves you.” I cannot count how many times I have heard this. This is a statement we have all been hearing since preschool, and it is true. God does love all of us! I feel that we often take these words for granted. In life, we often get so caught up in our day-to-day activities that we forget how much God loves us. Even studying God’s words to closely blinds us from the “big picture”: God loves you, He loves me, and He loves every last person on this earth, regardless of what mistakes they have made.
In John 17:23, we find out that God loves us even as much as He loves Jesus. That is crazy to me because Jesus is perfect and we are far from it. Isn’t it comforting to know that through your worst mistakes and through your most stressful circumstances, God still loves you? So when relationships end, when we feel ashamed, or life throws us a curveball, we can have peace knowing that the Creator of the Universe, God, is working in ways we can’t even imagine because He loves us. To me, I find great comfort in knowing this, and to me, God’s unconditional love is all that matters.
When has God shown His love for you in your life? Share an experience with a friend. Take a moment to thank God for his everlasting love!
The author is a middle school student from Ohio.
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