We all like to hear the words I love you.
These three words we long for in our souls. Because of this longing we feel we often take the wrong path. We follow the world and it’s desires. We don’t trust God. We think we know it all.
But when we look inside ourselves we inherently know that we are proud, arrogant, angry, spiteful, and a whole host of other words. We want to be loved and we have all heard that we are to love people. Pastors preach this message weekly all across the world.
If I had to guess I would say that one simple word means very different things to many people. Different cultures, different families and different lives shape and mold us. Our differences often cause us to look at life differently. But still we want to be loved and we NEED to be loved.
Sometimes it is just hard! It’s hard to love people who are arrogant, angry and spiteful even when the “people” are ourselves.
No matter who you are one thing is undeniable if you were to pause just for a minute… pause. Take off what hinders you. Look and see that God loves us.
God LOVES us. Let that sink in. God… who lives in heaven…who is all powerful…all knowing…could do or have anything he pleases…LOVES us. US…us the proud, the arrogant, the angry and…the hurt. Yes…you!
Let the blinders fall from your eyes. Let the love of Jesus fill your soul. Let yourself be loved.