GOD LOVES YOU
Yes, God REALLY Loves You! Here’s the PROOF. Stephen Altrogge. The Blazing Center, 2019, https://theblazingcenter.com/2019/01/god-loves-you.html
Do You Really Believe that God Loves You? Anna Lowell. Path Through the Narrow Gate, 2021, https://paththroughthenarrowgate.com/lies-about-gods-love
How Do I Know for Sure That God Loves Me? James Algeo. Fervr.net, 2021, https://fervr.net/bible/how-do-i-know-for-sure-that-god-loves-me
How God Loves the World. Glroy Dy. Christianity.com, 2020, https://www.christianity.com/wiki/god/how-god-loves-the-world.html
The Proof of God's Love. Fergus Law. Understanding the Gospel, 2019, https://understandingthegospel.org/explore-the-gospel/god/the-proof-of-gods-love
GOD LOVES YOU
There is a powerful scene in the Academy Award-winning film, Good Will Hunting, where the late Robin Williams plays a therapist, and he is counseling a young and troubled genius named Will Hunting, who is played by Matt Damon.
During one the final therapy sessions, we learn that Matt Damon’s character was brutally abused by his foster father, and this is something Robin William’s character can relate to from his own childhood.
In this scene, the therapist, played by Robin Williams, he gestures to this case file and he says to him, “You see all of this… it’s not your fault.” To which Will replies, “Yeah, I know.” Robin Williams walks a little closer and he says again, “No, you don’t understand. It’s not your fault.” To which Will replies again, “Yeah, I know.” The therapist continues to repeat those four words “it’s not your fault” probably about ten more times. Will resists at first, but eventually he allows the truth of those words to finally sink in, and he does, he sobs uncontrollably and the two embrace. It’s a breakthrough moment in the film.
I share this because, similarly, there are three simple words I would like with share to you. And even if I have to repeat myself multiple times, it is extremely important that these three words sink in.
Are you ready?
God. Loves. You.
It doesn’t matter who you are, what you’ve done, or what’s been done to you. God loves you.
It doesn’t matter where you are in your spiritual journey. Some of you don’t believe God exists. Some of you, quite frankly, don’t care. This doesn’t change the fact that God loves you.
Some of you believe. Maybe you were raised in the church and if told of God’s love you might, like Will Hunting, respond, “yeah, I know”. But has the magnitude and the life-changing power of God’s love truly sunk in for you?
The Bible says, “God is love.” It’s part of His character. So, when He looks at you, love flows out of Him because God is love, and God loves you.
You are not an accident. You are not a mistake; and you are not unplanned. God Himself made you and God loves you.
Do you want undeniable proof of God’s love? Look no further than Jesus Christ on the cross.
For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.
GOD. DIED. FOR YOU.
Think about the immensity of those words. The Lord of Lords and King of Kings allowed himself to be humiliated and tortured on a bloody, splintered cross for you. The Giver of Life allowed His to be taken away for you. The Light of this World allowed His own life to be swallowed in darkness, for you.
Jesus paid a debt He didn’t owe because we all owed a debt we couldn’t pay. And by the way, He didn’t do this for us while we were friends and family. The Bible says, “But God proves His love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Jesus proves God loves you. He would rather die than have you live without Him.
God has done everything necessary us to be forgiven and have a restored relationship with Him. And for me, that would be more than enough, God goes out of His way to convince us that He loves us.
If you believe in Jesus, God adopts you into His family. He calls you a beloved son or daughter and He cares for you like a Good Father because God loves you.
If you’re a child of God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit pray specifically for you. God thinks about you and He wants what is best for you because God loves you.
If your name is written in the Book of Life, God is going to share His inheritance with you. He is preparing a place for you for all eternity because God loves you.
God’s love is not dependent on you. It’s not dependent on your feelings and it’s not dependent on your performance. Even when you are unlovable, God loves you.
God’s love is so profound, it really is beyond our comprehension. The Bible says there is nothing in all of creation that can separate us from His love.
You can believe it. You can receive it. Or you can reject it. The choice is yours, but the fact remains:
GOD LOVES YOU!
I hope this video is a blessing to you. God bless you all.