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Why God Loves Us

Sam
I had one of those long conversations with my son about our days, our lives, and life. Sometimes Sam has good insights. Sometimes he reduces something to words that makes me say to myself, "Yea, that's right." He is a published poet, so, go figure. Here is one of those things.
"Most people are confused, inconsistent in their actions, selfish, and self-absorbed... Good luck finding love there."
He said it in an accepting tone. Sam has a big heart. He pointed out an unfortunate human condition that's important not to ignore. We must live with our eyes open. Only children rebel against reality. Fortunately, a broader grace is working in the world despite ourselves.
John 3:16 - 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.
God loves us before we believe in his Son. He changes us if give him the chance. God would rather love us than change us, and in loving us, he changes us.

Thinking in terms of human strength and effort, loving the world is a daunting task. Even if mankind could muster the strength and perseverance to match God's love, we would look at the broken and decrepit objects of our task, collectively sigh, and ask "Why?" With no "why" we lose the will to persevere. "Good luck finding love there." John provides the best answer for "why" God loves us and it's not based on us.
1 John 4:16 - And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
Why does God love us? God is love.

Photo taken by my niece, Madeline

3 comments:

  1. Your whole article was great, but my favorite paragraph was: "God loves us before we believe in his Son. He changes us if we give Him the chance. God would rather love us than change us, and in loving us, he changes us. . ." My heart just melted when I read that--I needed this tonight--Thank you!

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  2. This article just melted my heart (kids do say the darnedest things). My favorite paragraph was: "God loves us before we believe in his Son. He changes us if we give Him the chance. God would rather love us than change us, and in loving us, he changes us. . ." I don't know about anyone else's perception of what you said, but it was right-on-time for me--Thanks!

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  3. God bless. I appreciate your comments and I'm glad you found something to take with you.

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