MY GOD’S LOVE
From time to time I lack security. I don’t feel safe. I can even wonder, “Does God really love me? How could He after all I’ve done?”
When the trials of life press in, He often seems far away. Welcome to the danger zone. It’s where evil whispers lies in your ear. Evil tells you that love can’t be trusted. Evil says that God is far away and really doesn’t care.
But here is where God is at His best, by sending little reminders that He can be trusted, that His love is constant and near.
God’s love shows in the gentle hug of a friend who knows you’re hurting but doesn’t know why. God’s love shines in the gentle touch of a nurse during a treatment or in the gentle voice of a doctor. It appears in the act of a neighbor who returns your clothes after the wind blows it down from the line or in the smile of your child who says, “You’re the best teacher ever.” It’s a card on your birthday that makes you laugh or an e-mail or a text message that arrives for no other reason than to cheer you up. It could also be a call from your dad or mum telling you “I love you, my child.”
God’s love is all around me. When I look for Him, He will be found. His love shines through the lives of His people.
I Remember that “No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us.” 1 John 4:12
Everyday I ask God to open my eyes so that I can see His love shining through the lives of those who touch my life every day and to help me realize that this is His love living in His people. Let these little gestures of love build my trust in Him. Amen.