Unlimited: God Already Loves You
Aug 16, 2021 895
While we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8).
Mary Donaldson’s story – the girl from Tasmania, Australia – is a modern fairy tale. She met Frederick, Crown Prince of Denmark in a pub in Sydney during the Olympics, and they were married four years later. It’s literally the stuff of movie scripts! She lived the fairy tale.
Most people don’t believe in fairy tales, and they don’t believe that good things can happen to them. If they believe in God at all, then they just pray and hope for the best, believing that what they ask for is unlikely.
Most people also believe that you only get what you work hard for. That’s why they think that the message of Christianity is that if they’re good enough, then perhaps God will love them. But that’s not good news, that’s terrible news!
God already loves us!
The central message of Christianity is that God already loves you, and that because of what Jesus has done, you are accepted into a perfect relationship with him. Jesus took our sin, and he gives you his perfect life.
It’s like a poor girl who only has debts, and she marries a prince. He gets her debts, and she shares the kingdom! That’s what the gospel is all about, and it’s true for everyone who trusts in Jesus. – Eliezer Gonzalez
Reflection: Why is it so hard for us to believe that God already loves us? Think about how you see yourself, and your weaknesses, and your relationships. Hasn’t God already dealt with all of these things?
Aug 17, 2021
I felt like coming into my relationship with God or any relationship that I Allow myself to put up this wall started from my teenage years when I didn't receive the love by my father here on earth that's when my life as a young lady took a turn to seek love in the wrong places with young guys at the time but One day these people came to our house I was about 12 years old and they would show me and my siblings a film about the ten commandments that was my first time being connected to God which they would call him Jehovah and when Saturday evening would come around I couldn't wait to see the bible study people knocking on our door with there film projector but I took the reading of God back then and brought him and his son Jesus into my life today I must say from where I'm sitting at know it's not hard at all today or any day to no and see that God loves you and me and us as his people I thank God for everything he has done for us and that's embracing his loving arms around us amen.