Saturday, December 3 (Suggested Reading: Psalm 40)
The love that God has for us is incomprehensible. It is unlike any human, earthly love that we have ever known. The best part is that the love He has for us is bound up in truth. It is unconditional, eternal, and pure love- love that isn’t based on our ability to prove ourselves loveable or worthy, but love that is based on His own faithful and compassionate and perfect character.
Take some time today and enjoy these two readings about the love God has for us.
In his book A Gentle Thunder, Max Lucado writes:
One of the sweetest reasons God saved you is because He is fond of you. He likes having you around…. If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it….He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning. Whenever you want to talk, He’ll listen. He can live anywhere in the universe, and He chose your heart.
And the Christmas gift He sent you in Bethlehem? Face it, friend. He’s crazy about you.
And from The Finishing Touch by Charles Swindoll:
From a distance, we dazzle; up close, we’re tarnished. Put enough of us together and we may resemble an impressive mountain range. But when you get down into the shadowy crevices…the Alps we ain’t.
That’s why our Lord means so much to us. He is intimately acquainted with all our ways. Darkness and light are alike to Him. Not one of us is hidden from His sight. All things are open and laid bare before Him: our darkest secret, our deepest shame, our stormy past, our worst thought, our hidden motive, our vilest imagination…even our vain attempts to cover the ugly with snow-white beauty.
He comes up so close. He sees it all. He knows our frame. He remembers we are dust.
Best of all, He loves us still.