Featured Friday Guest Blogger: Kathryn Bain
How much does God love us? Romans 8:32 reads:
“He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?”
Are there some days you don’t feel like anyone loves you? Maybe you’ve felt that a lot. God loves you. Every little fiber of your being from the hair on your head to the hairs on your toes.
God loves you so much that He gave his only Son to die on the cross so that your sins would be forgiven. That is just amazing to me. I’m not sure I could do that for anyone.
Imagine having to choose between your children? One must die so the others could live. Who would it be?
He gave us a living sacrifice as a way to learn how we should live. I know it’s almost impossible to be perfect like Jesus, but we need to do our best. Sometimes my best isn’t good enough. On those days, I’m very thankful for the forgiveness God gives me through His love.
I also love that we can call him Father. And as our Father, He wants to take care of us. Of course, also like a Father, there are times of discipline. But when He grants us that gift of joy, it is an amazing feeling. To know that God loves you and we are special in His eyes is hard to comprehend sometimes in the vast world we live in.
How could we be loved so much? What have we done that is so special? The best news is, we’ve done nothing. He is a loving God and He will always love us, unconditionally. What more in life is there to look forward to than that?
Also, God’s love is beyond measure. It’s infinite. As far as the east is from the west. There is no way to know the abundance of God’ love for us. How much do you love your children? Now double that. Triple it even. That’s how much God loves you.
He wants you to be happy. The best way for that to happen is in His word. Follow the path Jesus made and you will feel joy throughout. That’s not to say there won’t be any suffering. The road to God is not an easy one. But make no mistake, God is there with you.
God’s love doesn’t come from how great we are. It comes from how great He is. We are sinners and in need of forgiveness. He gives that to us through His grace and the sacrifice of his Son. There’s nothing you can do to turn God away from you. It’s a hard concept to comprehend, but it’s true.
My prayer for you today:
Father, I pray for the lonely people who feel no love in their lives. I also pray for the ones who can’t comprehend what love is. I pray these people feel your loving arms around them today. Let them feel assured in your grace. Please God, lift them up to know they are not alone. You are always with them. Remind us that no matter what we go through, You are there by our side with each step, holding our hand along the way.
Kathryn J. Bain has been writing for over ten years. Her first release, Breathless, came out January 13, 2012. Her novella, Game of Hearts, was released on March 1, 2012. Her third book, Catch Your Breath, will be released later this year. She has two daughters, and is the former President of Florida Sisters in Crime. Currently, she is the Public Relations Director and Membership Director for Ancient City Romance Authors. To survive and pay bills, she has been a paralegal for over twenty years, and works for an attorney who specializes in elder law. She moved from Idaho to Jacksonville, Florida in 1983 and has lived in the sunshine since. To read more of Kathryn’s writings, visit http://kathrynjbain.com/.