On the eve of Thanksgiving—my most favorite holiday—it seemed appropriate to have a blog post about my gratitude and also, a simple, yet great reminder for someone today…
God’s love for you is a fact!
As I was SO frustrated with one of our children’s sinful choices to be disrespectful, disobedient and downright mean because of the uncontrolled emotion of anger today—it struck me. Even in that second, my love for this kiddo doesn’t sway. Even on our worst days and in our worst moments, that’s exactly how God feels about us. His love is a fact. According to the dictionary, a fact is a thing that is indisputably the case. And as I reminded one of our children of that today after a not so hot little human moment…it was as much to me as it was to them. Even though our poor decisions make us ‘feel’ as though we aren’t loved—that feeling couldn’t be farther from the truth.
Our sin and consequences can most definitely separate us from that ‘feeling’ of love, yes—but that’s the beauty of a parent/child love and even more so—the beauty of God’s love for each of His children…the feeling might sway, but the fact never does. Which is why when our children mess up—and then fess up—they are always reminded of these seven words: this doesn’t change my love for you.
So as we celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow, above all else…I am grateful for the indisputable case that I am loved by a God who wants me to not only feel His love, but KNOW His love! Regardless of my past. My present. Or the future. There is nothing we have to do to earn that love either. It is the greatest gift each one of us can humbly receive. My prayer is that every one of you today remember that indisputable case for your life as well. You. Are. Loved.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. 1 Chronicles 16:34