John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.“
To experience the personal and unconditional love of God. It is strong and stable like a father, but yet tender and unconditional like a mother.
This is the first great truth that is revealed to us today; that we are called to experiment God’s true love. That God loves us personally and unconditionally.
“Do not be afraid, I will save you. I have called you by name, you are mine: Is 43,1
I have always loved you, so I continue to show you my constant love: Jer 31,3
God has chosen this very moment to demonstrate to you just how much he loves you. God’s love for us is so great that we cannot accept that someone is capable of loving us this much. We cannot accept that we are worthy to be loved in a way that is so unconditional and free.
God loves you personally with the love of a Father and a Mother
GOD loves all mankind, but he also loves each and every one of us in a very personal way, depending on our own need to be loved. If you were the only one on earth, GOD could not love you any more then he already does because he loves you with the unconditional love of an Almighty GOD.
God loves us with the firm and stable love of a father
The mountains and hills may crumble, but my love for you will never end ; Is 54,10
The love of God is firm and faithful. It defends us and sustains us with strength and resolve.
He also loves us with an unconditional and tender love of a mother
“Can a mother forget her own baby and not love the child she bore? Even if a mother should forget her child, I will never forget you.” ; Is 49 15-16.
God’s paternal love is tender and unconditional. He loves you because of who you are and not because of what you have or any abilities you may possess. He doesn’t love you because of your social position and status. You are a child of God, made in the image of God.
There is only one thing in this world that God, who is all-powerful and mighty, cannot do: and that is to ever stop loving you.
You do not need to live your life pretending to be something you are not in order for God to love you. God loves you just the way you are because this is exactly how he created you. Not only does he accept you just the way you are but he also likes who you are for you are a fountain of joy to God.
“The lord will take delight in you, and in his love he will give you new life. He will sing and be joyful over you.” Zephaniah 3,17
To each one of us he declares in the most intimate way this great truth: “You are my beloved child in whom I receive great satisfaction.”
God loves you with all your strengths and weaknesses. He does not love you because of your qualities, but with them. He does not stop loving you because of your limitations or sins. He loves you with them. It could be that he does not approve of all that you do, but never the less he still loves you. He accepts you and he accepts you with out judgment or condemnation.
God loves you with your dejection and your efforts, whether you are rich or poor. There is no need to hide behind a mask or wear a halo before him. He loves you because you are his son and for no other reason. He does not love you because you are good but because the good one is he because God is Love. “God is Love” 1Jn 4, 8
- See the birds in the sky. They do not sow or reap the harvest, yet God gives them nourishment daily. We are worth much more then the birds in the sky.
- Look at the Lilies in the field. They do not spin nor knit, yet God dresses them with unrivaled beauty. We are more precious then the flowers in the field.
…..how much more careful will God be with us and love us, that we are his children, even though we may be sinners. He loves sinners in a very special way. The worst of all sinners is the one most loved by God, because “where sin is increased, God’s grace is increased much more.” Rom 5,20. The worst of sinners is the one who can experiment the most forgiveness, joy and hope, because he is the one that needs it the most.
Praise be to God!