SHEPHERD TO SHEEP
YOU ARE LOVED!
(1 John 3:1) Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!
Have you heard the greatest news on earth? YOU ARE LOVED! The Father loved you so much He sent His only Son to die on the cross for you. Now how does that make you feel? He ever lives to love you and nobody can love you like Jesus!
Are you single with no prospects for a meaningful relationship? Nobody can love you like Jesus!
Are you married but don’t feel close or connected with your husband or wife? Nobody can love you like Jesus!
Are you in your golden years but don’t sense that support and affirmation you were expecting? Nobody can love you like Jesus!
Have you recently experienced a falling-out with a good friend and your heart is aching? Nobody can love you like Jesus!
Do you feel alone, lost, lonely, separated, distant, hurt, disappointed, anxious, depressed, oppressed, even possessed with a sense of sadness? Like nobody cares? Like nobody gives a hoot? That if you died just the graveyard gardener would attend your funeral? I think we’ve all felt a portion or part of the above at one time another. You might feel that way even now. But you’ve got to know one thing . . . YOU ARE LOVED and nobody can love you like Jesus!
Feast your heart on these love letters from the Lord from His Word:
• (Jer 31:3) The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying: "Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.
• (Rom 5:8) But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
You are loved! How fulfilling, how satisfying, how healing, how glorious! It’s the message the world needs to hear. (Rom 2:4)
Don’t let the devil get you down with his lies that no one cares because you are loved by Jesus. And His love is extravagant! (Eph 3:17-19) And God’s people care if you will give them a chance to demonstrate the amazing love of God to you (John 13:34).
P.S. You are loved!