Brothers beloved by the Lord… 2 Thessalonians 2:13
Slow down and try to take in this greatest of truths: No matter how dark the world around you becomes, God loves you.
C. H. Spurgeon says helpfully, “It is a wonderful truth that God pities us, and that He feels sorry for us. But this is more than pity. God loves you! This is more than compassion or benevolence. It is a wonderful truth that the heart of God is moved by our plight, and that He should do something about it, but this is more than compassion. God loves you.”
The quality of love that you experience in life is determined by the capacities of the people who love you. Some people can only love at a shallow level, while others love much more deeply. To be loved is good, but to be loved deeply is a great blessing.
Think about Almighty God’s capacity to love. Before the creation of the world, before you were born, God loved you. Christ had you in view when He came into the world, and when He hung on the cross and rose from the dead. He loves you with an everlasting love. No other experience of love comes close to this. No one else can say to you, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Heb. 13:5).
Try to take this in: God loves you. You are loved by the Lord! God’s love is so great that you will never come to the end of it. You will spend eternity trying to take in the wonder of this love. So, why not get started now?
What is your gut-level response to this kind of love?