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I Am Loved

What a wonderful time of year—Christmas. I do not know if John had Christmas in mind when he wrote 1 John 3:1 “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!” However, since the same apostle wrote John 3:16 it stands to reason that the love of God was never far from his mind. 

It is foreign to me that so many, this time of year, wonder if they are loved by God. Let’s settle the issue. “God is love,” (1 John 4:8). To clear your doubts, just follow Christ through the Scriptures from the manger to the cross. Knowing that all he did for you he did because he loved you. On the cross He took your sin that you might have his righteousness. He died your death that you might live His life. 

I can look forward to today and a new year along with all the wonderful possibilities that come with it because the God who is love—loves me. I pray you have a Christmas Day filled and flooded with the love of God.

The Love of God

In the inquisition they found in a prison where a man had carved a cross in the stone walls of his cell. Near the left hand of the cross he had written “width.” And on the right hand of the cross he had written “length.”  And down around the foot of the cross he had written “depth.” And there at the top of that cross around that bloody thorn-crowned head he had written “height.

What amazing dimensions of God’s love. There is no one God does not love.

“Someone may go to hell unsaved but they will not go to hell unloved.” (Adrian Rogers)

Eph 3:17–19 “ . . . that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”


“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. ”