I have been reflecting today on how profound and wonderful it is that God loves me. God loved me before I acknowledged that he existed (Ephesians 1: 4-6) and he loved me before I accepted Jesus as my Lord and saviour and admitted my sin. I love how Romans 5:6-7 puts it:
‘You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.’
In other words whilst we were in rebellion against God he demonstrated to us his love through sending his son to die on the cross. How mind-blowing is it that the creator of the universe (Genesis 1:1) chooses to take an interest in my life and love me with an everlasting love (Psalm 103:17). In fact, I am his chosen child (Galatians 3:26), he is my father (1 Corinthians 8:6) to whom I can come to at any time, in any state and with anything. He loves me and nothing can separate me from His love (Romans 8:35).
As God’s love for us is constant, it is an anchor for our souls (Hebrews 6:19), it is something we can rely on, as it says in 1 John 4:16 ‘…so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.’
I find it helpful to spend time reflecting on God’s love for me as it puts everything else into perspective; the highs and lows of life. I find Bible verses such as the ones outlined here helpful as well as worship songs. I write more about worship here.