I want to love you with all that I am, but it seems so inadequate. You will always love me more! You not only created me, but You are continually blessing me in more ways than I can count or comprehend. You designed this planet with perfect conditions so I can breathe, move and live. You scatter beauty everywhere so my soul can bask in Your glory…through sunrises and sunsets, beautiful flowers and trees, butterflies and puppy dogs, the soft eyes of love from my husband, children, grandchildren, friends and strangers. You surprise me with divine encounters, holy moments, insightful thoughts and everyday grace. You have faithfully loved me from before I was born. I have no doubt You will never leave me even up to my last earthly breath…and then I even get to live with You forever.
My love for You has grown immensely since I was a little girl, yet it is still so flimsy and insufficient. My mind wanders. My heart is wishy washy. My spirit is willing but my flesh is weak. I cannot love you anything near like You love me. You loved me so much, that even though I am a sinner and have been unfaithful to You, You sent Jesus to take the punishment for my sin on the cross. He died in my place and rose again so I could live with You forever and ever. How can You love me that much?! Why would You sacrifice Your Son for me except for a love that can never be matched or taken away?
You purposely designed us with our own free will and gave us the freedom to choose. We don’t have to accept Your eternal gift of Jesus’ sacrifice…but Oh! The joy, the peace, the purpose, the certainty, the love we receive from You is beyond compare! Our real life begins when we accept Your loving sacrifice for our sins. There is absolutely no way to love You in the way You deserve. Yet after accepting Your love through Jesus, I can live my little life with my small heart and mind focused on You and Your unmatchable love! What a joy to love You with all my little heart that grows more in love with You each day!
“We love because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19
“This is how God showed His love among us: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him.” 1 John 4:9
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39
Heavenly Father, Your love is…